It is commonly said that the giving of immigration assistance by a person who is not an RMA makes that person liable for imprisonment, with exceptions. That is not an accurate statement. Unregistered assistance itself does not lead to imprisonment. What can lead to imprisonment is something else, as we explain.
Section 280 Restrictions on giving of immigration assistance
Penalty: 60 penalty units.
...Section 280 goes to exempt persons such as a parliamentarian, a close family member and others. The giving of immigration in itself cannot lead to imprisonment. What can lead to imprisonment is discussed below.
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