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Contents (1995 - 101)
Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 No 101
Repealed version for 18 August 2017 to 24 August 2017 (accessed 20 November 2017 at 20:41)
Part 10 Section 153
153   Time within which proceedings may be commenced
(1)  Proceedings for an offence under this Act or the regulations may be commenced:
(a)  within but not later than 2 years after the date on which the offence is alleged to have been committed, or
(b)  within but not later than 2 years after the date on which evidence of the alleged offence first came to the attention of any authorised officer (within the meaning of the NPW Act).
(2)  If subsection (1) (b) is relied on for the purpose of commencing proceedings for an offence, the court attendance notice, summons or application must contain particulars of the date on which evidence of the offence first came to the attention of an authorised officer and need not contain particulars of the date on which the offence was committed. The date on which evidence first came to the attention of an authorised officer is the date specified in the court attendance notice, summons or application, unless the contrary is established.
(3)  This section applies despite anything in the Criminal Procedure Act 1986 or any other Act.
(4)  In this section, evidence of an offence means evidence of any act or omission constituting the offence.