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    6.9 Penalties

    Subordinate legislation can not impose a penalty for contravention of one of its provisions unless authorised by the empowering Act. The former Scrutiny of Legislation Committee repeatedly stated that such penalties should generally be no more than 20 penalty units.6

    1. The Scrutiny of Legislation Committee's Policy No. 2 of 1996 on the delegation of legislative power to create offences and prescribe penalties, in Alert Digest No. 4 of 1996 at pages 6–7.

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