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Biodiversity Conservation Act 2016 No 63
Current version for 15 May 2020 to date (accessed 26 May 2020 at 22:57)
2.2 Picking plants
(1) A person who picks—(a) a plant that is of a threatened species, or(b) a plant that is part of a threatened ecological community, oris guilty of an offence.(c) a protected plant,Maximum penalty (includes additional penalty for each plant)—(a) in the case of a plant that is (or is part of) a threatened species or threatened ecological community (other than a vulnerable species or community)—Tier 1 monetary penalty or imprisonment for 2 years, or both, or(b) in the case of a plant that is (or is part of) a vulnerable species or vulnerable ecological community—Tier 3 monetary penalty, or(c) in any other case—Tier 4 monetary penalty.(2) In any prosecution for an offence under this section, proof that a plant was found in the possession of the person charged is prima facie evidence that the person picked the plant.