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COMBAT SPORTS ACT 2013 - SECT 20

Industry participants and promoters must be registered

20 Industry participants and promoters must be registered

(1) An individual must not carry out an activity as an industry participant unless the individual is registered as an industry participant of the registration class applicable to that activity.
Maximum penalty:
(a) in the case of a person whose registration for the applicable registration class has been cancelled (other than cancellation on surrender of registration)--80 penalty units or 6 months imprisonment, or both, or
(b) in any other case--50 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.
(2) An individual must not arrange a combat sport contest unless the individual is registered as a promoter of the registration class applicable to that contest.
Maximum penalty:
(a) in the case of a person whose registration for the applicable registration class has been cancelled (other than cancellation on surrender of registration)--160 penalty units or 6 months imprisonment, or both, or
(b) in any other case--100 penalty units or 6 months imprisonment, or both.
Note : It is an offence under section 39 to hold a combat sport contest without being the holder of a permit for that contest.
(3) A corporation must not carry out an activity as an industry participant.
Maximum penalty: 160 penalty units.
(4) A corporation must not arrange a combat sport contest.
Maximum penalty: 320 penalty units.
(5) Subsections (3) and (4) do not apply to a corporation in respect of an activity or combat sport contest if:
(a) the activity or contest is carried out or arranged by an officer or employee of the corporation, and
(b) the officer or employee is registered as an industry participant or promoter of a registration class applicable to that activity or contest.
(6) This section does not apply to the following activities of an approved amateur body:
(a) the approval of an amateur combat sport contest,
(b) arranging for a judge, referee, timekeeper or combat sport inspector to officiate at or attend an amateur combat sport contest,
(c) acting as a match-maker for an amateur combat sport contest.
(7) This section does not apply to a person who merely provides or controls premises at which a combat sport contest is held.



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