Part IA - General  

SECTION 4AB   Conversion of pecuniary penalties expressed in dollar amounts to penalty units  

A reference in a law of the Commonwealth or in a Territory Ordinance to a pecuniary penalty of D dollars, where D is a number, is taken to be a reference to a pecuniary penalty of P penalty units, where P is:

(a) if D ÷ 100 is a whole number - that whole number; or

(b) if D ÷ 100 is not a whole number - the next highest whole number.

Subsection (1) does not apply to a reference to the maximum amount of a penalty that is not imposed by a court, or by a service tribunal under the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982 .

Subsection (1) does not apply to:

(a) section 76 of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 ; or

(b) (Repealed by No 55 of 2001)

(c) a provision of a law of the Commonwealth prescribed for the purposes of this subsection.

In this section:

includes a fine.

Territory Ordinance
has the same meaning as in section 4AA .

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