SUPERANNUATION INDUSTRY (SUPERVISION) ACT 1993

PART 22 - INFRINGEMENT NOTICES  

Division 2 - Infringement notices  

SECTION 224C   WITHDRAWAL OF AN INFRINGEMENT NOTICE  

Representations seeking withdrawal of notice

224C(1)  
A person to whom an infringement notice has been given may make written representations to the relevant chief executive seeking the withdrawal of the notice. Withdrawal of notice

224C(2)  
The relevant chief executive may withdraw an infringement notice given to a person (whether or not the person has made written representations seeking the withdrawal).

224C(3)  
When deciding whether or not to withdraw an infringement notice (the relevant infringement notice ), the relevant chief executive:


(a) must take into account any written representations seeking the withdrawal that were given by the person to the relevant chief executive; and


(b) may take into account the following:


(i) whether a court has previously imposed a penalty on the person for a contravention of a provision subject to an infringement notice under this Part;

(ii) the circumstances of the alleged contravention;

(iii) whether the person has paid an amount, stated in an earlier infringement notice, for a contravention of a provision subject to an infringement notice under this Part if the contravention is constituted by conduct that is the same, or substantially the same, as the conduct alleged to constitute the contravention in the relevant infringement notice;

(iv) any other matter the relevant chief executive considers relevant.
Notice of withdrawal

224C(4)  
Notice of the withdrawal of the infringement notice must be given to the person. The withdrawal notice must state:


(a) the person ' s name and address; and


(b) the day the infringement notice was given; and


(c) the identifying number of the infringement notice; and


(d) that the infringement notice is withdrawn; and


(e) that:


(i) if the provision is a civil penalty provision and does not also constitute an offence provision - proceedings seeking a civil penalty order may be brought in relation to the alleged contravention; or

(ii) if the provision is a civil penalty provision that can also constitute an offence provision - proceedings seeking a civil penalty order may be brought, and the person may be liable to be prosecuted in a court, in relation to the alleged contravention; or

(iii) if the provision is an offence provision - the person may be liable to be prosecuted in a court for the alleged contravention.
Refund of amount if infringement notice withdrawn

224C(5)  
If:


(a) the relevant chief executive withdraws the infringement notice; and


(b) the person has already paid the amount stated in the notice;

the Commonwealth must refund to the person an amount equal to the amount paid.




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