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NATURE CONSERVATION ACT 2002 - SECT 56

Production and cancellation of licences, &c., in offence proceedings

(1)  The holder of a licence, permit or other document issued under this Act who is charged with an offence under this Act must produce the licence, permit or other document to the court which is hearing the charge except where the holder has a reasonable excuse for not doing so.
Penalty:  Fine not exceeding 2 penalty units.
(2)  If a person fails to comply with subsection (1) in respect of any charge, the court before which he or she is charged may immediately, and on its own knowledge of the offence, convict him or her of the offence and impose a penalty on that conviction.
(3)  If a person is convicted of an offence under this Act, the court may make an order doing any one or more of the following in addition to, or instead of, imposing any other penalty:
(a) cancelling any licence, permit or other document issued to the person under this Act;
(b) prohibiting the person from applying for, or being granted or issued, a licence, permit or other document under this Act for the period specified in the order;
(c) prohibiting the person from being in possession or control of any hunting equipment for the period specified in the order.
(4)  The cancellation of a licence, permit or other document under subsection (3) takes effect on the day on which the order is made.
(5)  If a licence, permit or other document is ordered to be cancelled under subsection (3) , the clerk of the court is to, if that licence, permit or other document is available to the clerk –
(a) endorse on that licence, permit or other document a statement that the licence, permit or other document has been cancelled; and
(b) cause that licence, permit or other document to be delivered to the Secretary.



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