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Section 136.1(1) Criminal Code Act
Knowingly Making a False or Misleading Statement in an Application

Section 136.1(1) of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Knowingly Making a False or Misleading Statement in an Application and is extracted below.

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Knowingly Making a False or Misleading Statement in an Application

(1) A person commits 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 the statement:

(i) is false or misleading; or

(ii) omits any matter or thing without which the statement is misleading; and

(c) the statement is made in, or in connection with:

(i) an application for a licence, permit or authority; or

(ii) an application for registration; or

(iii) an application or claim for a benefit; and

(d) any of the following subparagraphs applies:

(i) the statement is made to a Commonwealth entity;

(ii) the statement is made to a person who is exercising powers or performing functions under, or in connection with, a law of the Commonwealth;

(iii) the statement is made in compliance or purported compliance with a law of the Commonwealth.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 12 months.

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