Commonwealth Consolidated Acts

[Index] [Table] [Search] [Search this Act] [Notes] [Noteup] [Previous] [Next] [Download] [Help]

CRIMES ACT 1914 - SECT 85H

Special paper for postage stamps

             (1)  A person shall not:

                     (a)  intentionally make, use, have in his or her possession, or sell or otherwise dispose of, paper:

                              (i)  supplied for, or used by, Australia Post for the purpose of printing postage stamps; or

                             (ii)  resembling, or apparently intended to resemble or pass for, paper supplied for, or used by, Australia Post for that purpose;

                     (b)  intentionally make, use, have in his or her possession, or sell or otherwise dispose of, paper:

                              (i)  supplied for, or used by, a person other than Australia Post for the purpose of printing postage stamps for Australia Post; or

                             (ii)  resembling, or apparently intended to resemble or pass for, paper supplied for, or used by, a person other than Australia Post for that purpose; or

                     (c)  intentionally make, use, have in his or her possession, or sell or otherwise dispose of, any instrument or thing for making a mark, label or design resembling, or apparently intended to resemble or pass for, any distinctive mark, label or design used on any paper especially supplied for the purpose of the printing of postage stamps by or on behalf of Australia Post.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 5 years.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).



AustLII: Copyright Policy | Disclaimers | Privacy Policy | Feedback