(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 .