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COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT 2010 - SECT 135Q

Recovery of reasonable costs of seizing consumer goods or equipment

             (1)  If an inspector seizes consumer goods or equipment under a search warrant:

                     (a)  the person from whom the consumer goods were seized, or the equipment was seized; or

                     (b)  if that person is not entitled to possess the consumer goods or equipment--the owner of the consumer goods or equipment;

is liable to pay an amount equal to the costs reasonably incurred by the inspector in seizing the consumer goods or equipment.

             (2)  An amount payable by a person under subsection (1):

                     (a)  is a debt due by the person to the Commonwealth; and

                     (b)  may be recovered by action in a court of competent jurisdiction.



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