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ROYAL COMMISSIONS ACT 1902 - SECT 6I

Bribery of witness

             (1)  Any person who:

                     (a)  gives, confers, or procures, or promises or offers to give or confer, or to procure or attempt to procure, any property or benefit of any kind to, upon, or for, any person, upon any agreement or understanding that any person called or to be called as a witness before any Royal Commission shall give false testimony or withhold true testimony; or

                     (b)  attempts by any means to induce a person called or to be called as a witness before any Royal Commission to give false testimony, or to withhold true testimony; or

                     (c)  asks, receives or obtains, or agrees to receive or obtain any property or benefit of any kind for himself or herself, or any other person, upon any agreement or understanding that any person shall as a witness before any Royal Commission give false testimony or withhold true testimony;

commits an indictable offence.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for five years.

             (2)  Any person who:

                     (a)  gives, confers, or procures, or promises or offers to give or confer, or to procure or attempt to procure, any property or benefit of any kind to, upon, or for, any person, upon any agreement or understanding that any person who is required to produce a document or other thing, or to give information or a statement, pursuant to a summons, requirement or notice under section 2 will not comply with the requirement; or

                     (b)  attempts by any means to induce any person who is required to produce a document or other thing, or to give information or a statement, pursuant to a summons, requirement or notice under section 2 not to comply with the requirement; or

                     (c)  asks, receives or obtains, or agrees to receive or obtain any property or benefit of any kind for himself or herself, or any other person, upon any agreement or understanding that any person who is required to produce a document or other thing, or to give information or a statement, pursuant to a summons, requirement or notice under section 2 will not comply with the requirement;

commits an indictable offence.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 5 years.



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