Section 33 Oaths Act 1900 | False Statement


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The Legislation

Section 33 of the Oaths Act 1900 (NSW) is the criminal offence of False Statement and is extracted below.

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33 False statements

(1) Any person who, having made an affidavit under section 32, wilfully makes a false statement in the affidavit, knowing the statement to be false, is taken to be guilty of perjury if the making of the statement, had it been on oath, would by law have been perjury.

(2) No prosecution for an offence referred to in subsection (1) is to be commenced without the sanction of the Attorney General.