70. Provisions relating to liability of Ministers and officials

(1) An amount payable to the Commonwealth under subsection 67(1), 68(1) or 69(1) is recoverable as a debt in a court of competent jurisdiction.

(2) The Commonwealth is not entitled to recover amounts from the same person under subsection 68(1) or 69(1) for the same loss.

(3) A person’s liability under subsection 67(1), 68(1) or 69(1) is not avoided merely because the person has ceased to be a Minister or an official.

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Last updated: 13 January 2016