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Contravening an FWC order

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the FWC has made an order under this Act; and

                     (b)  either of the following applies:

                              (i)  the order applies to the person;

                             (ii)  a term of the order applies to the person; and

                     (c)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (d)  the conduct contravenes:

                              (i)  a term of the order referred to in subparagraph (b)(i); or

                             (ii)  the term referred to in subparagraph (b)(ii).

             (2)  However, subsection (1) does not apply to the following orders:

                     (a)  an order under Part 2-3 (which deals with modern awards);

                     (b)  a bargaining order;

                     (c)  a scope order;

                     (d)  an order under Part 2-6 (which deals with minimum wages);

                     (e)  an equal remuneration order;

                      (f)  an order under Part 2-8 (which deals with transfer of business);

                     (g)  an order under Division 6 of Part 3-3 (which deals with the suspension or termination of protected industrial action);

                     (h)  a protected action ballot order, or an order in relation to a protected action ballot order or a protected action ballot;

                      (i)  an order under Part 3-5 (which deals with stand down);

                      (j)  an order under Part 6-4B (which deals with workers bullied at work).

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 12 months.

             (3)  Strict liability applies to paragraphs (1)(a) and (b).

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

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