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Section 225 Customs Act 1901
Time Limit to Commence Proceedings Against Officers

Section 225 of the Customs Act 1901 (Cth) deals with Time Limit to Commence Proceedings Against Officers and is extracted below.

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225 Commencement of proceedings against officers

Every proceeding against any officer shall except as mentioned in the next section be commenced within 6 months after its cause shall have arisen and not afterwards and the venue shall be local and the defendant may plead the general issue and give any special matter in evidence.

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