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TOBACCO PLAIN PACKAGING ACT 2011 - SECT 48

Purchasing non-compliant tobacco products from a constitutional corporation

             (1)  A person contravenes this subsection if:

                     (a)  the person purchases a tobacco product from another person; and

                     (b)  the other person is a constitutional corporation; and

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

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to an individual who purchases the tobacco product for his or her personal use.

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

Fault-based offence

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

Penalty:  2,000 penalty units.

Note 1:       See section 50 in relation to the physical elements of the offence.

Note 2:       A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

             (4)  For the purposes of subsection (3), 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

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

Penalty:  60 penalty units.

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

Note 2:       A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

Civil penalty provision

             (6)  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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