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Obstruction etc of employees

23 Obstruction etc of employees

(1) A person shall not--
(a) hinder or obstruct an employee in a manner that interferes with the performance by the employee of his or her duties,
(b) assault an employee performing his or her duties, or
(c) being the occupier or person in charge of any place or land entered by an employee under a power conferred by this Act, fail to provide the employee with all reasonable facilities and assistance for the effective exercise of the employee's powers under this Act.
: Maximum penalty--20 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months, or both.
(2) The reference in subsection (1) to an employee is a reference to any employee and is not limited to an employee who is an investigator.

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