(2) Notwithstanding section 14 of the Summary Proceedings Act 1957, an information in respect of an offence against this Act may be laid at any time within 1 year of the time when the alleged offence was committed.
(3) Prosecutions and proceedings in respect of offences under this Act may be commenced and taken in the name of the Director-General.
(4) The court by which any person is convicted of any offence against this Act may direct that any part (not exceeding half) of any fine recovered shall be paid to any person instrumental in securing the conviction (not being a person in the employment of the Crown acting in the course of the person's official duties); and that part of the fine shall be paid to the person by the Registrar of the court in which the conviction is recorded.
(5) A direction of the court under subsection (4) shall not be entered in the conviction concerned, but shall form the subject matter of a separate order.
(6) When in any proceedings under this Part—
(b) there are reasonable grounds to believe that the person was in possession of the thing without a right, title, or licence,—
the thing shall be presumed to be the property of the Crown unless the contrary is proved.
Section 43(3): amended, on 10 April 1990, by section 24 of the Conservation Law Reform Act 1990 (1990 No 31).