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Contents (1979 - 200)
Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 No 200
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 23 October 2017 at 15:15)
Part 2A Division 1 Section 24A
24A   Officers may demand name and address
(1)  An officer who finds a person:
(a)  who is committing an offence against this Act or the regulations, or
(b)  whom the officer suspects, on reasonable grounds, of having committed or attempted to commit such an offence, or
(c)  who is in charge of a vehicle or vessel that the officer suspects, on reasonable grounds, to have been instrumental in the commission of an offence against this Act or the regulations,
may require that person to inform the officer immediately of that person’s full name and home address.
(2)  A person must not fail to comply with a requirement made by an officer under subsection (1).
Maximum penalty: 25 penalty units.
(3)  A person is not guilty of an offence under this section unless the officer:
(a)  warned the person that failure to comply with the requirement is an offence, and
(b)  identified himself or herself to the person as an officer.
(4)  An officer may request a person who is required to give information under subsection (1) to provide proof of that information.