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Inserting advertisements without authority of court

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person inserts in the Gazette , or in a newspaper, an advertisement purporting to be published under the authority of a court; and

                     (b)  the person does so:

                              (i)  without authority; or

                             (ii)  knowing the advertisement to be false in any material particular; and

                     (c)  the advertisement purports to be published under the authority of:

                              (i)  a federal court; or

                             (ii)  a court exercising federal jurisdiction; or

                            (iii)  a court of a Territory.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 2 years.

             (2)  Absolute liability applies to the paragraph (1)(c) element of the offence.

Note:          For absolute liability, see section 6.2 of the Criminal Code .

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