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ROYAL COMMISSIONS ACT 1902 - SECT 6

Penalty for refusing to be sworn or to give evidence

             (1)  If any person appearing as a witness before the Commission refuses to be sworn or to make an affirmation or to answer any question relevant to the inquiry put to him or her by any of the Commissioners, the person commits an offence.

             (2)  The penalty for an offence under subsection (1) is a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 6 months.

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

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



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