The maximum penalty for the offence of “make false or misleading applications”

According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:

  • Section 9 Bond: 41%
  • Fine Only: 32%
  • CSO: 9%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 5%
  • Suspended Sentence: 5%
  • ICO: 5%
  • Prison: 5%

The average prison sentence for the offence is over 24 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 8 months in prison.