Making an improper entry into a publicly held register is an offence under section 336(2) of the Crimes Act 1900, which carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison.
To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that:
A ‘public officer’ is any person working for a government department, statutory authority, local council or parliamentary body.
A register kept for a public purpose includes one kept by:
A materially false or misleading particular may include a false name, date or other detail which could influence an outcome.
An ‘improper purpose’ may include seeking a licence, visa, tax status or company registration when you are not entitled to it.
Duress is a defence to the charge.
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