Public Health Act 1991 No 10
Historical version for 6 June 2003 to 21 July 2003 (accessed 23 November 2014 at 16:45) Repealed version
Part 6Division 4Section 61C

61C   Competitions

(1)  A person who, in connection with the sale of a tobacco product or for the purpose of promoting the sale of a tobacco product:
(a)  supplies (whether from inside or outside New South Wales) to a person in New South Wales:
(i)  a prize, gift or other benefit, or
(ii)  a stamp, coupon, token, voucher, ticket or other thing by virtue of which any person may become entitled to, or may qualify for, a prize, gift or other benefit (whether that entitlement or qualification is absolute or conditional), or
(b)  conducts (whether from inside or outside New South Wales) a scheme:
(i)  declared by the regulations to be a scheme to promote the sale of a tobacco product or to promote smoking generally, and
(ii)  the whole or any part of which is implemented in New South Wales,
is guilty of an offence.
(2)  Subsection (1) (a):
(a)  applies whether or not the person supplied with the benefit or thing concerned is a purchaser of a tobacco product, and
(b)  does not apply to the supply of a benefit or thing to a person who is, or is the employee of, a manufacturer or distributor of tobacco products, and
(c)  does not apply to the supply of a benefit or thing to a person who is, or is the employee of, a retailer of tobacco products, unless it is established that the benefit or thing was supplied for resupply to persons who purchase tobacco products from the retailer.
(3)  A benefit or thing supplied to a tobacco retailer, or an employee of a tobacco retailer, that is actually resupplied to a purchaser of tobacco products from the retailer (or any employee of the retailer) is taken, for the purposes of subsection (2) (c), to have been so supplied for resupply to such a purchaser.
(4)  It is a defence in proceedings for an offence under this section to prove that the benefit or thing supplied, or participation in the relevant scheme, was only incidentally connected with the purchase of a tobacco product and that equal opportunity to receive that benefit or thing, or to participate in that scheme, and to buy products other than tobacco products, was afforded generally to persons who purchased products, whether or not they were tobacco products.
(5)  It is no defence in any such proceedings to prove that the benefit or thing concerned was of negligible or no value.
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