Section 25 Oaths Act 1900 | False Declaration


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The Legislation

Section 25 of the Oaths Act 1900 (NSW) is the criminal offence of False Declaration and is extracted below.

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25 False declaration

In all cases where by this Part, or under the authority thereof, or by virtue of any power or authority hereby given, a declaration:

(a) is substituted in lieu of an oath or affidavit, or
(b) is directed or authorised to be made and subscribed, although not substituted in lieu of an oath or affidavit,
any person who wilfully and corruptly makes and subscribes any such declaration, knowing the same to be untrue in any material particular, shall be guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for 5 years.