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TOBACCO PLAIN PACKAGING ACT 2011 - SECT 39

Manufacturing non-compliant tobacco products

             (1)  A person contravenes this subsection if:

                     (a)  the person manufactures a tobacco product; and

                     (b)  the product does not comply with a tobacco product requirement.

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

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.

Strict liability offence

             (3)  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

             (4)  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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