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COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT 2010 - SECT 135L

Occupier etc. to provide inspector etc. with facilities and assistance

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is:

                              (i)  the occupier of premises to which a search warrant relates; or

                             (ii)  another person who apparently represents the occupier of those premises; and

                     (b)  the person fails to provide:

                              (i)  an inspector executing the warrant; and

                             (ii)  a person assisting the inspector;

                            with all reasonable facilities and assistance for the effective exercise of their powers.

Penalty:

                     (a)  if the person is a body corporate--600 penalty units; or

                     (b)  if the person is not a body corporate--120 penalty units or imprisonment for 2 years, or both.

             (2)  Subsection (1) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .



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