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Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 No 101
Current version for 14 July 2017 to date (accessed 18 August 2017 at 15:01)
Part 10 Section 154A
154A   Evidentiary provisions etc
(1)  An allegation, in a court attendance notice, summons or application in respect of an offence under this Act or the regulations, that an animal or plant is a member of a species, population or ecological community specified in that court attendance notice, summons or application is sufficient proof of the matter alleged unless the defendant proves to the contrary.
(2)  In any prosecution under this Act, any allegation in any court attendance notice, summons or application that any person is unlicensed or acting without permission or authority need not be proved, and that person is taken to be unlicensed or acting without permission or authority, as the case may be, until the contrary is proved by the production of a licence, permit or authority or otherwise.
(3)  In any proceedings for an offence under this Act or the regulations, a certificate purporting to be signed by the Chief Executive stating that:
(a)  any person was or was not, on a date or within a period specified, the holder of any specified licence, certificate, consent, authority or other thing issued or granted by instrument in writing under this Act, or
(b)  on a date or within a period so specified, any such licence, certificate, consent, authority or other thing:
(i)  related to any specified premises, or
(ii)  was subject to any specified conditions or restrictions, or
(iii)  was, to any specified extent, unconditional or unrestricted, or
(c)  an amount specified in the certificate is the amount of any charge, cost or expense incurred as specified by reason of the offence, or
(d)  an amount specified in the certificate is the amount of any loss or damage sustained, as specified, as a result of the offence, or
(e)  at a time, or during a period, specified in the certificate:
(i)  a conservation agreement relating to land so specified was in force, and
(ii)  the agreement contained the terms specified in the certificate,
is evidence of the matter or matters so certified.
(4)  A copy of any declaration or map of critical habitat published in the Gazette, being a copy purporting to be certified by the Chief Executive, as being a true copy of the declaration or map published, is admissible in any proceedings and is evidence of the matter or matters contained in the declaration or map.