Customs Act 1901

PART XIV - CUSTOMS PROSECUTIONS  

SECTION 245   INSTITUTION OF PROSECUTIONS  

245(1)  


Customs prosecutions may be instituted by the Comptroller-General of Customs by action, information or other appropriate proceeding -


(a) in the Supreme Court of a State;


(b) in the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory;


(c) in the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory;


(d) in a County Court of District of a State;


(e) in a Local Court, being a Local Court of full jurisdiction, of South Australia or of the Northern Territory; or


(f) in a court of summary jurisdiction of a State, of the Australian Capital Territory or of the Northern Territory.

245(2)  


Where a Customs prosecution for a pecuniary penalty that, but for this section, would exceed 400 penalty units is instituted in a Court referred to in paragraph (1)(d) or (e), the amount of that penalty that exceeds 400 penalty units shall be taken to have been abandoned.

245(3)  
(Omitted by No 24 of 1989)

245(4)  


Where a Customs prosecution for a pecuniary penalty that, but for this subsection, would exceed 200 penalty units is instituted in a court referred to in paragraph (1)(f), the amount of that penalty that exceeds 200 penalty units shall be taken to have been abandoned.



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