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MIGRATION ACT 1958 - SECT 241

Offence to arrange pretended de facto relationship to obtain permanent residence

             (1)  If a person knows or believes on reasonable grounds that 2 other persons are not de facto partners of each other, the person must not make arrangements that make, or help to make, it look as if those other persons are such de facto partners with the intention of assisting one of those other persons to get a stay visa by appearing to satisfy a criterion for the visa because of being such de facto partners.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 10 years or 1,000 penalty units, or both.

             (2)  Subsection (1) applies whether or not the intention is achieved.



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