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Director may require person to give up protected wildlife

    (1)     The Director may, by notice in writing served on:

        (a)     a person who is or was the holder of a permit;

        (b)     a person who is or was a nominee under a permit; or

        (c)     a person who is or was otherwise authorised under this Act to deal with wildlife,

require the person to give to the Director protected wildlife that is in the possession or under the control of the person by virtue of the permit or other authorisation.

    (2)     The person must comply with the notice.

Maximum penalty:     50 penalty units or imprisonment for 6 months.

    (3)     An offence against subsection (2) is a regulatory offence.

    (4)     If the Director receives protected wildlife because of a notice served under subsection (1), the Director must pay just compensation for the wildlife to the person on whom the notice was served.

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