Law Enforcement Conduct Commission Act 2016 No 61

Currency

As amended to Justice Legislation Amendment Act (No 2) 2017 (No 44). Sch 1.14 commenced 25 September 2017. Current to 21 August 2018.

Jurisdiction

Section 194(1): Proceedings for an offence against this Act or the regulations are to be dealt with summarily before the Local Court.

Section 194(2): If an offence against the Act is an indictable offence, the Local Court may nevertheless hear and determine the proceedings if the court is satisfied that it is proper to do so and the defendant and prosecutor consent.

Section 194(3): If, in accordance with subs (2) the Local Court convicts a person the maximum penalty the court may impose is:

(a) 

in the case of an individual — the smaller of:

(i) 

a fine of 50 pu and/or 2 yrs imprisonment

(ii) 

the maximum penalty applicable for the offence

(b) 

in the case of a corporation — the smaller of:

(i) 

a fine of 100 pu, or

(ii) 

the maximum penalty applicable for the offence when committed by a corporation.

Section 194(4): Proceedings for an alleged offence against ss 54, 55, 147, 148(c), 150, 159, 176, 177, 178 and 180 the Act may be commenced within 3 years after the commission of the alleged offence.

Corporations

Section 193: The maximum penalty applicable to a corporation convicted of an offence against this Act or the regulations is (except in so far as other provision is made by section 194) double the pecuniary penalty otherwise applying to the offence.

SECTION DESCRIPTION PENALTY (MAX)
54(4) Failure to provide information in accordance with notice given under s 54(1) Corp 100 pu*
Indiv 50 pu and/or 12 mths
55(3) Refusal to comply with a notice to provide documents or other things Corp 40 pu*
Indiv 20 pu and/or 6 mths
85(5) Breach of an order made under s 85(4) made for the safety of a
protected witness
Corp 100 pu*
Indiv 50 pu* and/or 2 yrs
[200 pu and or 5 yrs]
147(1) A person must not knowingly make a false complaint under the Act Corp 100 pu*
Indiv 50 pu and/or 12 mths
147(2) A person must not knowingly provide false or misleading information to a member of the NSW Police Force, the Independent Commission Against Corruption etc Corp 100 pu*
Indiv 50 pu and/or 12 mths
148 Obstruction of Commission or Inspector Corp 100 pu*
Indiv 50 pu and/or 12 mths
149 A person who is present at an examination in contravention of a direction
under s 63(6) is guilty of an offence
Corp 100 pu*
Indiv 50 pu and/or 12 mths
150(1), (3) Failure to attend on summons by the Commission or to comply with
conditions under ss 72 or 94
Corp 40 pu*
Indiv 20 pu and/or 2 yrs
151(1) Give false or misleading evidence to the Commission Corp 100 pu*
Indiv 50 pu and/or 2 yrs* [200 pu and/or 5 yrs]
152(1) Wilfully destroy/render illegible, indecipherable/unusable any document required in connection with an examination/other investigation. Corp 100 pu

Indiv 50 pu and/or 2 yrs

152(2) Destroy/alter document, or send any document/property out of NSW
with intent to delay or obstruct any examination or other investigation
Corp 100 pu*

Indiv 50 pu and/or 2 yrs* [200 pu and/or 5 yrs]

153 Procuring false testimony by a witness Corp 100 pu*

Indiv 50 pu and/or 2 yrs* [200 pu and/or 5 yrs]

154 Bribery of a witness Corp 100 pu*

Indiv 50 pu and/or 2 yrs* [200 pu and/or 5 yrs]

155 Fraud on a witness Corp 100 pu

Indiv 50 pu and/or 2 yrs [200 pu and/or 5 yrs]

156 Preventing a witness from attending or threatening a witness Corp 100 pu

Indiv 50 pu and/or 2 yrs [200 pu and/or 5 yrs]

157 Causing, procuring or threatening violence, punishment, damage, loss or disadvantage to a witness Corp 100 pu

Indiv 50 pu and/or 2 yrs [200 pu and/or 5 yrs]

158 Dismissal of a witness or person assisting the Commission by an employer Corp 100 pu

Indiv 50 pu and/or 2 yrs [200 pu and/or 5 yrs]

159 Impersonation of an officer of the Commission Corp 100 pu
Indiv 50 pu and/or 12 mths
160 Bribery of an officer of the Commission Corp 100 pu

Indiv 50 pu and/or 2 yrs [200 pu and/or 7 yrs]

176(2) A person must not use or disclose examination material contrary to a
direction of the Commissioner
Corp 100 pu
Indiv 50 pu and/or 12 mths
177(1) Disclosure and use of evidence given in an examination Corp 100 pu
Indiv 50 pu and/or 12 mths
178(1) Disclosures prejudicing investigations Corp 100 pu
Indiv 50 pu and/or 12 mths
180(2), (3) Officers of the Commission and other involved in Commission examinations or investigations not to make a record of any information, or disclose or communicate to any person any information Corp 100 pu
Indiv 50 pu and/or 12 mths

* Maximum penalty in the Local Court: s 194(3)