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Alternatives to civil proceedings

             (1)  The regulations may provide for a person who is alleged to have contravened subsection 981M(1) (complying with client money reporting rules) to do one or more of the following as an alternative to civil proceedings:

                     (a)  pay a penalty to the Commonwealth;

                     (b)  undertake or institute remedial measures (including education programs);

                     (c)  accept sanctions other than the payment of a penalty to the Commonwealth;

                     (d)  enter into a legally enforceable undertaking.

             (2)  The penalty payable under regulations made under paragraph (1)(a) in relation to an alleged contravention of a provision of client money reporting rules must not exceed:

                     (a)  for an individual--3,000 penalty units; and

                     (b)  for a body corporate--15,000 penalty units.

             (3)  Without limiting regulations that may be made for the purposes of paragraph (1)(d), those regulations may provide for one or more of the following kinds of undertakings:

                     (a)  an undertaking to take specified action within a specified period;

                     (b)  an undertaking to refrain from taking specified action;

                     (c)  an undertaking to pay a specified amount within a specified period to the Commonwealth or to some other specified person.

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