Penalty for Publish etc False/Misleading Statement to Obtain Financial Advantage etc | Section 192G(b) Crimes Act NSW


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The maximum penalty for the offence of “publish etc false/misleading statement to obtain financial advantage etc.”

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

  • Section 9 Bond: 26%
  • CSO: 22%
  • Prison: 18%
  • Fine Only: 9%
  • Suspended Sentence: 8%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 6%
  • ICO: 6%
  • Home Detention: 3%
  • Section 10A: 2%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 10.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 6 months in prison.