Marine Safety Act 1998 No 121
Current version for 8 January 2015 to date (accessed 30 January 2015 at 11:24)
Part 8Division 5Section 125E

125E   Prohibition notices

(1)  If an authorised officer is of the opinion that, at any public ferry wharf, there is occurring or is about to occur any activity that involves or will involve an immediate risk to the health or safety of persons using, or operating, public passenger services provided by ferries, the authorised officer may give to the person who has or may be reasonably presumed to have control over the activity a notice prohibiting the carrying on of the activity until the matters that give or will give rise to the risk are remedied.
(2)  A prohibition notice must:
(a)  state that the authorised officer is of the opinion referred to in subsection (1), and
(b)  state the reasons for that opinion, and
(c)  specify the activity in respect of which that opinion is held, and
(d)  include information about obtaining a review of the notice under this Division.
(3)  A person who is given a prohibition notice who, without reasonable excuse, fails to comply with a requirement imposed by the notice is guilty of an offence.

Maximum penalty:

(a)  in the case of a corporation—500 penalty units, or
(b)  in the case of an individual—250 penalty units.

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