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COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT 2010 - SECT 135Y

Compliance with embargo notices

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person knows that an embargo notice has been given; and

                     (b)  the person, contrary to the embargo notice, does an act or omits to do an act.

Penalty:

                     (a)  if the person is a body corporate--200 penalty units; or

                     (b)  if the person is not a body corporate--40 penalty units.

             (2)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person knows that an embargo notice has been given; and

                     (b)  the person causes another person:

                              (i)  to do an act that is contrary to the embargo notice; or

                             (ii)  contrary to the embargo notice, to omit to do an act.

Penalty:

                     (a)  if the person is a body corporate--200 penalty units; or

                     (b)  if the person is not a body corporate--40 penalty units.

             (3)  Subsection (1) or (2) does not apply in relation to:

                     (a)  an act done in accordance with a consent given under section 135X; or

                     (b)  if the embargo notice relates to consumer goods--an act done for the purpose of protecting or preserving the consumer goods; or

                     (c)  if the embargo notice relates to product related services--an act done for the purpose of protecting or preserving equipment used to supply the services.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in this subsection: see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code .

             (4)  Strict liability applies to paragraphs (1)(b) and (2)(b).

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



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