Contents (2003 - 103)
Native Vegetation Act 2003 No 103
36 Power to obtain information
(1) In this section:relevant information means information about a possible contravention of this Act.(2) The Director-General may, by notice in writing served on a person, require the person:(a) to give to an authorised officer, orally or in writing signed by the person (or, if the person is a corporation, by a competent officer) and within the time and in the manner specified in the notice, any relevant information of which the person has knowledge, or(b) to produce to an authorised officer, in accordance with the notice, any document containing relevant information.(3) An authorised officer may inspect a document produced in response to such a notice and may make copies of, or take extracts or notes from, the document.(4) A person must not, without reasonable excuse:(a) fail to comply with such a notice to the extent that the person is capable of complying with it, or(b) in purported compliance with such a notice, give information or an answer to a question, or produce a document, knowing that it is false or misleading in a material particular.Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units.(5) A person is not excused from giving information, answering questions or producing documents under this section on the ground that the information, answers or documents may tend to incriminate the person.(6) Any information or document obtained from a natural person under this section is not admissible against the person in criminal proceedings other than proceedings for an offence under this section.Note.Section 34 (4) requires an authorised officer exercising functions under this section to produce his or her identification card if requested to do so.