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CRIMES (CURRENCY) ACT 1981 - SECT 14

Information with respect to counterfeit money or counterfeit securities

             (1)  A person shall not give, or offer to give, information with respect to the manner in which or the means by which counterfeit money or counterfeit prescribed securities may be made, bought, sold, procured or disposed of.

Penalty:

                     (a)  in the case of a person, not being a body corporate--imprisonment for 5 years or 100 penalty units, or both; or

                     (b)  in the case of a person, being a body corporate--200 penalty units.

             (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 ).



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