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FAMILY LAW ACT 1975 - SECT 70NFH

Relationship between Subdivision and other laws

             (1)  This section applies where an act or omission by a person:

                     (a)  constitutes a contravention of an order under this Act affecting children; and

                     (b)  is also an offence against any law.

             (2)  If the person is prosecuted in respect of the offence, a court in which proceedings have been brought under section 70NFB in respect of the contravention of the order must:

                     (a)  adjourn those proceedings until the prosecution has been completed; or

                     (b)  dismiss those proceedings.

             (3)  The person may be prosecuted for, and convicted of, the offence.

             (4)  Nothing in this section renders the person liable to be punished twice in respect of the same act or omission.



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