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JUDICIARY ACT 1903 - SECT 68B

Application of State and Territory laws if Federal Court of Australia and State or Territory court both have jurisdiction in relation to an offence

  (1)   To avoid doubt:

  (a)   subsection   68(1) applies to a person:

  (i)   who is charged with an offence against a law of the Commonwealth; and

  (ii)   in respect of whom jurisdiction is conferred on a court of a State or Territory by section   68;

    even if jurisdiction in relation to that person and that offence is also conferred on the Federal Court of Australia by another law of the Commonwealth; and

  (b)   subsection   68(1) applies to the person and the offence in relation to:

  (i)   any proceedings in relation to the offence that are brought before a court of the State or Territory; and

  (ii)   any proceedings in relation to the offence that are brought before the Federal Court of Australia.

  (2)   Paragraph   (1)(b) has effect subject to sections   68C and 68D.


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