CRIMES ACT 1914

Part IB - Sentencing, imprisonment and release of federal offenders  

Division 5 - Conditional release on parole or licence  

Subdivision B - Revocation of parole order or license  

SECTION 19AZA   Disobedience of summons etc.  

(1)  


A person who has been served with a summons to appear before a prescribed authority must not fail to appear in obedience to the summons.

Penalty: 10 penalty units.

(2)  


A person who has been served with a summons to produce a document or article to a prescribed authority shall not fail to produce the document or article.

Penalty: 10 penalty units.

(3)  


A person who appears before a prescribed authority shall not refuse to be sworn or make an affirmation or refuse to produce documents or articles, or to answer questions, that he or she is required by the prescribed authority to produce or answer.

Penalty: 10 penalty units.

(4)  


Subsections (1), (2) and (3) do not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.
Note:

A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (4) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

(5)  


Subsections (1) and (2) are offences of strict liability.
Note:

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




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