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DEBT COLLECTORS (FIELD AGENTS AND COLLECTION AGENTS) ACT 2014 - SECT 143

Power of court

143 Power of court

(1) A court may, in addition to any other penalty it may impose, order that a field agent’s licence or a subagent’s registration be suspended for a stated period or cancelled if the agent or subagent has been convicted of an offence against this Act.
(2) Subsection (3) applies if—
(a) the court orders that a field agent’s licence be cancelled and the agent is an individual; or
(b) the court orders a subagent’s registration be cancelled.
(3) The court must also order that the field agent or subagent be disqualified permanently, or for a stated period, from any or all of the following—
(a) holding a licence;
(b) being registered as a subagent;
(c) performing a debt collection activity as authorised under part 2, division 3.
(4) The court may also order that any person convicted of an offence against this Act be disqualified from holding a licence or being registered as a subagent under this Act permanently or for a stated period.
(5) The court may make an order under subsection (1) or (4)
(a) on the chief executive’s application; or
(b) on its own initiative.
(6) If an order is made by a court under this section on the court’s own initiative, the court must cause a copy of the order to be given to the chief executive.



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