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FAMILY LAW ACT 1975 - SECT 67X

Persons not to prevent or hinder taking of action under recovery order

             (1)  This section applies to a recovery order that authorises or directs a person or persons to take action as described in paragraph 67Q(b), (c) or (d).

             (2)  A person must not prevent or hinder the taking of the action by the person or persons authorised or directed to take the action.

             (3)  If a court having jurisdiction under this Part is satisfied that a person has intentionally, and without reasonable excuse, contravened subsection (2), the court may:

                     (a)  order the person to pay a fine not exceeding 10 penalty units; or

                     (b)  order the person to enter into a recognizance (with or without surety or security) on conditions specified by the court; or

                     (c)  order the person to be imprisoned until he or she enters into a recognizance (with or without surety or security) on conditions specified by the court, or until the person has been imprisoned for 3 months, whichever happens first.

Note:          For the value of a penalty unit, see subsection 4AA(1) of the Crimes Act 1914 .

             (4)  A court that makes an order under subsection (3) may make such other orders as it considers necessary to ensure the person does not again contravene subsection (2).



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