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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2002 Week 14 Hansard (10 December) . . Page.. 4187..


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Clause 24 (1)

Page 11, line 21-

omit

an offence of absolute liability

substitute

an absolute liability offence

6

Clause 33 (2)

Page 17, line 8 -

omit clause 33 (2), substitute

(2) However, if-

(a) each physical element of an offence has a fault element of basic intent; and

(b) any part of a defence is based on actual knowledge or belief;

evidence of self-induced intoxication cannot be considered in deciding whether the knowledge or belief exists.

7

Clause 42 (3) (a)

Page 21, line 23-

omit

really serious injury

substitute

serious harm

8

Clause 58 (3), proposed new examples

Page 34, line 5-

insert

Examples

1 The XYZ Act 2002, section 10 (1) creates an offence of producing a false or misleading document. Section 10 (2) provides-

(2) This section does not apply if the document is not false or misleading in a material particular.

Section 10 (2) is an exception to section 10 (1). A defendant who wishes to rely on the exception has an evidential burden that the document is not false or misleading in a material particular.

2 The XYZ Act 2002, section 10 (1) creates an offence of a person making a statement knowing that it omits something without which the statement is misleading. Section 10 (2) provides-

(2) This section does not apply if the omission does not make the statement misleading in a material particular.

Section 10 (2) is an exception to section 10 (1). A defendant who wishes to rely on the exception has an evidential burden that the omission did not make the statement misleading in a material particular.


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