The Environmental Responsibilities Law New South Wales service provides wide coverage of the environmental legislation administered by the NSW Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water.
Cross-references referring to penalty units in Thomson Reuters’ comprehensive environmental service have recently been enhanced for our online subscribers.
These useful cross-references now state the current value of a penalty unit and link directly to s 17 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW), which states:
“Unless the contrary intention appears, a reference in any Act or statutory rule to a number (whether fractional or whole) is taken to be a reference to an amount of money equal to the amount obtained by multiplying $110 by that number of penalty units.”
Example: Environmentally Hazardous Chemicals Act 1985 (NSW), s 43
43 Power to require information
… (2) A person shall not, without reasonable excuse, neglect or refuse to comply with any requirement made under subsection (1).
Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units.
[Cross Reference: A penalty unit is $110. See s 17 of the Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999.]
Similar cross-reference enhancements are expected to be integrated into a range of Thomson Reuters online publications in the coming weeks. The linking added to cross-references facilitates comprehensive and quick legal research by enabling subscribers to gain access to related legislation simply by a click of their mouse.