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When an infringement notice may be given

             (1)  If the Secretary reasonably believes that a person has contravened:

                     (a)  a provision of this Act or the regulations that is an offence of strict liability; or

                     (b)  a civil penalty provision;

the Secretary may give to the person an infringement notice for the alleged contravention.

             (2)  The infringement notice must be given within 12 months after the day on which the contravention is alleged to have taken place.

             (3)  A single infringement notice must relate only to a single contravention of a single provision unless subsection (4) applies.

             (4)  The Secretary may give a person a single infringement notice relating to multiple contraventions of a single provision if:

                     (a)  the provision requires the person to do a thing within a particular period or before a particular time; and

                     (b)  the person fails or refuses to do that thing within that period or before that time; and

                     (c)  the failure or refusal occurs on more than 1 day; and

                     (d)  each contravention is constituted by the failure or refusal on one of those days.

Note:          For continuing offences, see subsection 4K(2) of the Crimes Act 1914 . For continuing contraventions of civil penalty provisions, see section 42YCA of this Act.

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