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Effect of compliance with an infringement notice

  (1)   This section applies if:

  (a)   an infringement notice for an alleged contravention of a civil penalty provision of an industry code is issued to a person; and

  (b)   the person pays the penalty specified in the infringement notice within the infringement notice compliance period and in accordance with the notice; and

  (c)   the infringement notice is not withdrawn under section   51ACJ.

  (2)   The person is not, merely because of the payment, regarded as having contravened the civil penalty provision of the industry code.

  (3)   No proceedings (whether criminal or civil) may be started or continued against the person, by or on behalf of the Commonwealth, in relation to the alleged contravention of the civil penalty provision of the industry code.

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