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TOBACCO PLAIN PACKAGING ACT 2011 - SECT 31

Selling or supplying tobacco products in non-compliant retail packaging

             (1)  A person contravenes this subsection if:

                     (a)  the person:

                              (i)  sells a tobacco product; or

                             (ii)  offers a tobacco product for sale; or

                            (iii)  otherwise supplies (whether or not for consideration) a tobacco product; and

                     (b)  at the time the product is sold, offered for sale, or otherwise supplied, the product has been packaged for retail sale; and

                     (c)  the retail packaging does not comply with a tobacco product requirement.

Note 1:       There is an exception to this subsection in section 49 (non-compliant tobacco products for export).

Note 2:       See subsection 4(2) for an extended meaning of offer .

Fault-based offence

             (2)  A person commits an offence if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Penalty:  2,000 penalty units.

Note:          See section 50 in relation to the physical elements of the offence.

             (3)  For the purposes of subsection (2), strict liability applies to paragraph (1)(b).

Note:           For strict liability in relation to a physical element of an offence, see subsection 6.1(2) of the Criminal Code .

Strict liability offence

             (4)  A person commits an offence of strict liability if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Penalty:  60 penalty units.

Note:           For offences of strict liability, see subsection 6.1(1) of the Criminal Code .

Civil penalty provision

             (5)  A person is liable to a civil penalty if the person contravenes subsection (1).

Civil penalty:          2,000 penalty units.

Note:          It is not necessary to prove a person's state of mind in proceedings for a contravention of a civil penalty provision, except in limited circumstances (see section 94 of the Regulatory Powers Act).



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