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SUMMARY OFFENCES ACT 2005 - SECT 8

Begging in a public place

8 Begging in a public place

(1) A person must not—
(a) beg for money or goods in a public place; or
(b) cause, procure or encourage a child to beg for money or goods in a public place; or
(c) solicit donations of money or goods in a public place.
Penalty—
Maximum penalty—10 penalty units or 6 months imprisonment.
(2) Subsection (1) (c) does not apply to a person who—
(a) is an individual authorised by a charity registered under the Collections Act 1966 to solicit donations for the charity; or
(b) is authorised by a local government to busk in a public place.
(3) In this section—

"procure" includes—
(a) enable; and
(b) facilitate.



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