Perjury with intent to procure a conviction or acquittal is an offence under section 328 of the Crimes Act 1900, which carries a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison.
To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that:
A ‘judicial proceeding’ is one in or before which a judicial tribunal can take evidence under oath.
A ‘judicial tribunal’ is any person, including a coroner or arbitrator, or any court or other body authorised by law or by the consent of the parties to conduct a hearing to determine any matter or thing.
Examples of Perjury may include:
Duress is a defence to the charge.
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