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OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ACT 2004 - SECT 139

Infringement notices

    (1)     The regulations may provide that a person may be served with an infringement notice as an alternative to a prosecution for an offence (other than an indictable offence) against this Act or the regulations that is prescribed by the regulations for the purposes of this section.

S. 139(1A) inserted by No. 32/2006 s. 94(Sch. item 36(1)).

    (1A)     An offence referred to in subsection (1) for which an infringement notice may be served is an infringement offence within the meaning of the Infringements Act 2006 .

    (2)     An infringement notice must specify a penalty for the alleged offence that does not exceed the lesser of—

        (a)     10 penalty units; or

        (b)     one fifth of the maximum penalty that could be imposed by a court for the offence.

S. 139(3) substituted by No. 32/2006 s. 94(Sch. item 36(2)).

    (3)     The regulations must prescribe the person or class of persons who may issue infringement notices.


S. 139(4) repealed by No. 32/2006 s. 94(Sch. item 36(3)).

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Ss 140–142 repealed by No. 32/2006 s. 94(Sch. item 36(3)).

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Division 4—Offences by bodies corporate



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