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Magistrates' Court may extend 3 month period

    (1)     An inspector may apply to the Magistrates' Court within 3 months after seizing a document or other thing under this Division for an extension of the period for which the inspector may retain the document or thing.

    (2)     The Magistrates' Court may order such an extension if it is satisfied that retention of the document or other thing is necessary—

        (a)     for the purposes of an investigation into whether a contravention of this Act or the regulations has occurred; or

        (b)     to enable evidence of a contravention of this Act or the regulations to be obtained for the purposes of a proceeding under this Act.

    (3)     The Magistrates' Court may adjourn an application to enable notice of the application to be given to any person.

S. 61T inserted by No. 44/1999 s. 22, amended by No. 25/2009 s. 32.

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