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TERRITORY PARKS AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION ACT - SECT 115C

Conduct of directors, employees and agents

    (1)     Where, in a prosecution for an offence against this Act, it is necessary to establish the state of mind of a body corporate or a natural person in relation to particular conduct, it is sufficient to show:

        (a)     that the conduct was engaged in by a director, employee or agent of the body corporate, or an employee or agent of the natural person, within the scope of his or her actual or apparent authority; and

        (b)     that the director, employee or agent had that state of mind.

    (2)     For the purposes of a prosecution for an offence against this Act, conduct engaged in on behalf of a body corporate or a natural person by a director, employee or agent of the body corporate, or an employee or agent of the natural person, within the scope of his or her actual or apparent authority is to be taken to have been engaged in also by the body corporate or the natural person.

    (3)     A natural person is not liable to imprisonment for an offence against this Act if the person would not have been found guilty of the offence if subsection (1) or (2) had not been enacted.

    (4)     A reference in this section to engaging in conduct is to be read as including a reference to failing or refusing to engage in conduct.

    (5)     A reference in this section to a director of a body corporate is to be read as including a reference to a member of a body corporate incorporated for a public purpose by a law of the Territory, the Commonwealth or a State or another Territory of the Commonwealth.



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