Electoral Referendum Act 2010

  • repealed
  • Electoral Referendum Act 2010: repealed, on 11 June 2012 (being on the close of the day that is 6 months after the date on which the result of the referendum was declared), by section 5(1).
68 Offences relating to return of registered promoter's referendum expenses
  • (1) A registered promoter who fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 62(2) is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $40,000.

    (2) A registered promoter who files a return under section 62(2) that is false in any material particular is guilty of—

    • (a) a corrupt practice if the registered promoter filed the return knowing it to be false in any material particular:

    • (b) an illegal practice in any other case, unless the registered promoter proves that—

      • (i) he or she had no intention to misstate or conceal the facts; and

      • (ii) he or she took all reasonable steps in the circumstances to ensure that the information was accurate.

    (3) If the registered promoter is not an individual or a company, the registered promoter's representative who files the return in accordance with section 62(3) is liable under subsections (1) and (2).

    (4) Subsection (3) does not limit the liability of a registered promoter under subsection (1) or (2).