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CRIMES ACT 1900 - SECT 307A
False or misleading applications
307A False or misleading applications
(1) A person is guilty of an offence if:
(a) the person makes a statement
(whether orally, in a document or in any other way), and
(b) the person does
so knowing that, or reckless as to whether, the statement:
(i) is false or
(ii) omits any matter or thing without which the statement is
(c) the statement is made in connection with an application
for an authority or benefit, and
(d) any of the following subparagraphs
(i) the statement is made to a public authority,
(ii) the statement is
made to a person who is exercising or performing any power, authority, duty or
function under, or in connection with, a law of the State,
statement is made in compliance or purported compliance with a law of the
Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years, or a fine of 200 penalty
units, or both.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply as a result of subsection
(1) (b) (i) if the statement is not false or misleading in a material
(3) Subsection (1) does not apply as a result of subsection (1)
(b) (ii) if the statement did not omit any matter or thing without which the
statement is misleading in a material particular.
(4) The burden of
establishing a matter referred to in subsection (2) or (3) lies on the accused
(5) In this section:
"application" includes any claim, request or other form of application and
also includes, in the case of an application for an authority, any application
for the issue, grant, amendment, transfer, renewal, restoration or replacement
of the authority and any other application in connection with the authority.
"authority" includes any licence, permit, consent, approval, registration or
other form of authority.
"benefit" includes any advantage and is not limited to property.
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