Section 334 Crimes Act 1900 | General Provisions Applicable to Perjury and False Statement Offences

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Section 334 of the Crimes Act 1900 is General Provisions Applicable to Perjury and False Statement Offences and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 334 of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘General Provisions Applicable to Perjury and False Statement Offences’ and reads as follows:

334 General Provisions Applicable to Perjury and False Statement Offences

It is immaterial for the purposes of this Division:

(a) whether a statement on oath is given orally or in writing, or

(b) which forms and ceremonies are used in administering the oath (or otherwise binding the person giving the testimony to speak the truth) so long as the person assents to the forms and ceremonies actually used, or

(c) whether (in the case of a statement made in a judicial proceeding) the judicial tribunal concerned is properly constituted or held in the proper place or not, so long as it actually acts as a judicial tribunal in the proceeding in which the statement is made, or

(d) whether the person who makes the statement is a competent witness or not, or whether the statement is admissible in the proceeding or not, or

(e) in the case of judicial proceedings in an arbitration, whether the law governing the arbitration agreement or the proceedings, or any other relevant law, is or is not the law of New South Wales.

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