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Reporting discovery of Aboriginal places and objects

    (1)     This section applies if—

        (a)     a person discovers an Aboriginal place or object; and

        (b)     the person knows that the place or object is an Aboriginal place or object.

    (2)     The person must report the discovery to the Secretary as soon as practicable unless, at the time of making the discovery, the person had reasonable cause to believe that the Register contained a record of the place or object.

Penalty:     In the case of a natural person, 60 penalty units;

In the case of a body corporate, 300 penalty units.

Note to s. 24(2) inserted by No. 11/2016 s. 134(1).


Section 187A applies to an offence against this subsection.

    (3)     If a discovery of an Aboriginal place or object is made in the course of works being carried out on any land, the person in charge of the works is deemed for the purposes of this section to be the person who discovered the place or object.

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