CRIMES ACT 1914

Part IA - General  

SECTION 4D   Penalties  

(1)  


Except so far as the contrary intention appears, a penalty, whether pecuniary or otherwise, set out at the foot of any provision of an Act as described in a paragraph of subsection (1A) indicates:


(a) if the provision expressly creates an offence - that the offence is punishable on conviction by a penalty not exceeding the penalty so set out; or


(b) in any other case - that contravention of the provision is an offence against the provision, punishable on conviction by a penalty not exceeding the penalty so set out.

(1A)  


Subsection (1) applies to a penalty set out:


(a) at the foot of a section of an Act; or


(b) at the foot of a subsection of an Act, but not at the foot of the section containing the subsection; or


(c) at the foot of a clause of any Schedule to an Act; or


(d) at the foot of a subclause of any Schedule to an Act, but not at the foot of the clause containing the subclause.

(1B)  


Subsection (1) does not affect the operation of subsection 4B(2), (2A) or (3).

(2)  
Subsection (1) applies to any instrument made under an Act (including rules, regulations or by-laws but not including a law of a Territory) as if the instrument were an Act and as if each such rule, regulation or by-law were a section of an Act.




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