Swearing a false statement not amounting to perjury is an offence under section 330 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:
The offence is different to ‘perjury’ under section 327 of the Act because the prosecution does not have to prove your statement was:
Duress is a defence to the charge.
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