COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Bill (No 2)

  • enacted
13 Section 26 replaced (Offences relating to compliance with orders)

Replace section 26 with:

26 Offences and infringement offences

(1)

A person commits an offence if the person intentionally fails to comply with a COVID-19 order.

(2)

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

(a)

for an individual,—

(i)

imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months; or

(ii)

a fine not exceeding $12,000:

(b)

for any other person, a fine not exceeding $15,000.

(3)

A person commits an infringement offence if the person—

(a)

does anything specified as an infringement offence in this Act or a COVID-19 order; or

(b)

breaches a rule made under section 32Q.

(4)

A person who commits an infringement offence is liable to—

(a)

an infringement fee of,—

(i)

for an individual, $4,000 or any lesser or equal amount prescribed by regulations made under section 33; or

(ii)

for any other person, $12,000 or any lesser or equal amount prescribed by the regulations; or

(b)

a fine imposed by a court not exceeding,—

(i)

for an individual, $12,000 or any lesser or equal amount prescribed by the regulations; or

(ii)

for any other person, $15,000 or any lesser or equal amount prescribed by the regulations.