Section 137.2 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is False or Misleading Documents and is extracted below.
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137.2 False or misleading documents
(1) A person is guilty of an offence if:
(a) the person produces a document to another person; and
(b) the person does so knowing that the document is false or misleading; and
(c) the document is produced in compliance or purported compliance with a law of the Commonwealth.
Penalty: Imprisonment for 12 months.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply if the document is not false or misleading in a material particular.
Note: A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2). See subsection 13.3(3).
(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to a person who produces a document if the document is accompanied by a written statement signed by the person or, in the case of a body corporate, by a competent officer of the body corporate:
(a) stating that the document is, to the knowledge of the first-mentioned person, false or misleading in a material particular; and
(b) setting out, or referring to, the material particular in which the document is, to the knowledge of the first-mentioned person, false or misleading.
Note: A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (3). See subsection 13.3(3).
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