Summary Offences Act

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NORTHERN TERRITORY OF AUSTRALIA SUMMARY OFFENCES ACT As in force at 8 March 2007 TABLE OF PROVISIONS Section PART I – PRELIMINARY Short title Commencement Application of certain Acts of the State of South Australia to cease 4. [Repealed] 5. Interpretation 6. – 45B. [Parts II, IIA, III, IV, V and VI] [Repealed] PART VIA – DRINKING IN PUBLIC PLACES 45C. 45D. 45E. 45EA. 45F. 45G. 45H. 45HA. 45HB. 45J. 45K. Definitions Drinking in a public place Certificate of exemption Special exemption of certain
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   NORTHERN TERRITORY OF AUSTRALIASUMMARY OFFENCES ACTAs in force at 8 March 2007TABLE OF PROVISIONSSectionPART I – PRELIMINARY1. Short title2. Commencement3. Application of certain Acts of the State of South Australia tocease4. [Repealed]5. Interpretation6. – 45B. [Parts II, IIA, III, IV, V and VI] [Repealed]PART VIA – DRINKING IN PUBLIC PLACES45C. Definitions45D. Drinking in a public place45E. Certificate of exemption45EA. Special exemption of certain places45F. Special licences45G. Notices45H. Powers of police officers45HA. Procedure where application made for matter to be dealt withby Court45HB. Procedure where no application made for court to deal withmatter45J. Averments45K. Drinking by minors in public placePART VII – OFFENCES GENERALLY46. [Repealed]46A. Forcible entry46B. Forcible detainer46C. Disturbing religious worship47. Offensive, &c., conduct47AA. Violent disorder47AB. Threatening violence47AC. Loitering by sexual offender47A. Loitering – general offence47B.   Loitering – offence following notice   ii48. – 49. [Repealed]49A. Illegal use of vehicle, &c.50. Penalty for indecent exposure of the person51. [Repealed]52. Injuring or extinguishing street lamps53. Obscenity53A. Undue noise at social gathering after midnight53B. Undue noise53C. Certificate of member of police force to be evidence53D. Noise abatement orders53E. Powers of police53F. Compliance with direction54. Stealing domestic animals55. Challenge to fight55A.   Consorting between known offenders   56. Offences56A. [Repealed]57. Offences after finding of guilt under section 56, &c.58. Penalty for second or subsequent offence under section 5759. [Repealed]60. Valueless cheques60A. Fraud other than false pretences61. Persons suspected of having stolen goods62. Where property improperly taken or stolen is found and notsatisfactorily accounted for63. – 65. [Repealed]65AA. Dumping of certain containers65A. Tampering with instruments, &c.66. Regulation of places of public resort67. – 68. [Repealed]68A. False reports to police68B. Advertising a reward for the return of stolen property, &c.69. Penalty for offences where no special penalty is appointed69A. Disobedience to laws of the Territory69B. Inciting to the commission of offences70. – 73. [Repealed]74. Power to regulate traffic in certain cases75. Prohibition of nuisances in thoroughfares75A. Dangerous dogs76. Playing musical instruments so as to annoy77. [Repealed]78. Keeping clean yards, &c.79. – 81. [Repealed]82. Offences relating to public fountains83. – 84. [Repealed]85. Leaving dead animals in public place   iii86. – 88. [Repealed]89. Cellars or openings beneath the surface of footpaths prohibited90. – 91A. [Repealed]91AA. Regulatory offencesPART IX – MISCELLANEOUS92. RegulationsEndnotes    NORTHERN TERRITORY OF AUSTRALIA ____________________This reprint shows the Act as in force at 8 March 2007. Any amendments thatcommence after that date are not included.____________________ SUMMARY OFFENCES ACTAn Act to provide for certain Criminal OffencesPART I – PRELIMINARY1. Short title This Ordinance may be cited as the Summary Offences Act  . 2. Commencement This Ordinance shall commence on a day to be fixed by the Administratorby notice in the Gazette of the Northern Territory. 3. Application of certain Acts of the State of South Australia to cease (1) The Police Act  , 1869 (No. 15 of 1869-70), and the Police Act  Amendment Act    1898-9 (No. 715 of 1898-9) of the State of South Australia shallcease to apply to the Northern Territory as from the commencement of thisOrdinance.(2) Nothing in subsection (1) shall affect any right, obligation, orliability acquired, accrued or incurred under any Act therein referred to, or anypenalty, forfeiture or punishment in respect of any offence committed against anysuch Act, or any investigation, legal proceeding, or remedy in respect of any suchright, obligation, liability, penalty, forfeiture or punishment as aforesaid. 4. [Repealed]5. Interpretation In this Ordinance, unless the contrary intention appears – Commissioner means the Commissioner of Police appointed under the Police Administration Act  ; loiter means to idle or linger about;
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