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Determining penalties

Effective, proportionate and dissuasive penalties are not automatically imposed, but must be considered on case by case basis.

The following must be taken into account when deciding whether a penalty should be imposed and what the level of the penalty should be:

 In a case where a minor infringement has occurred and the likely penalty would impose a disproportionate burden on a natural person (such as a sole trader), a reprimand may be issued as an alternative.