If an offence is described in a provision of an Act, subordinate instrument or local law as being an offence of a specified level or as being punishable by imprisonment or a fine of a specified level and there is included in that provision a description in years or months or both of the term of imprisonment, or in penalty units or dollars of the amount of the fine, by which that offence is punishable, that description—
(a) is inserted for convenience of reference only and does not affect the operation of the penalty provision as expressed in terms of levels; and
(b) must be disregarded if it is inconsistent with that penalty provision—
unless the contrary intention appears.
S. 110 substituted by No. 10/2004 s. 13.