Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Act 1993

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124 Offences involving knowledge in relation to objectionable publications


Every person commits an offence against this Act who does any act mentioned in section 123(1), knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that the publication is objectionable.


Every person who commits an offence against subsection (1) is liable on conviction,—


in the case of an individual, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 14 years:


in the case of a body corporate, to a fine not exceeding $200,000.

Compare: 1963 No 22 s 22(1)(a), (2); 1987 No 85 s 52(1)(a), (2)

Section 124(2): substituted, on 22 February 2005, by section 27 of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification Amendment Act 2005 (2005 No 2).

Section 124(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).

Section 124(2)(a): amended, on 7 May 2015, by section 4 of the Films, Videos, and Publications Classification (Objectionable Publications) Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 42).