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CRIMES ACT 1958 - SECT 314

Perjury

S. 314(1) amended by Nos 49/1991 s. 119(1)
(Sch. 2 item 59), 48/1997
s. 60(1)(Sch. 1 item 85).

    (1)     Whosoever commits wilful and corrupt perjury or subornation of perjury shall be liable to level 4 imprisonment (15 years maximum).



    (2)     Where in any Act it is provided that any person shall be liable to the penalties of perjury or shall be guilty of perjury or shall be deemed to have committed perjury or any similar expression is used such person shall be deemed to have committed an offence against subsection (1) and may be proceeded against tried and punished accordingly.

S. 314(3) amended by No. 6/2018 ss 63, 68(Sch 2 item 35.2).

    (3)     Where by or under any Act it is required or authorized that facts matters or things be verified or otherwise assured or ascertained by or upon the oath affirmation or affidavit of some or any person, any person who in any such case takes or makes any oath or affirmation so required or authorized and who knowingly wilfully and corruptly upon such oath or affirmation deposes swears to or affirms or makes any false statement as to any such fact matter or thing, and any person who knowingly wilfully and corruptly upon oath or by affirmation deposes to the truth of any statement for so verifying assuring or ascertaining any such fact matter or thing or purporting so to do, or who knowingly wilfully and corruptly takes makes signs or subscribes any such affirmation or affidavit as to any such fact matter or thing, such statement affirmation or affidavit being untrue wholly or in part, or who knowingly wilfully and corruptly omits from any such affirmation or affidavit made or sworn under the provisions of any law any matter which by the provisions of such law is required to be stated in such affirmation or affidavit, shall be deemed guilty of wilful and corrupt perjury. Nothing herein contained shall affect any case amounting to perjury at the common law or the case of any offence in respect of which other provision is made by any Act.

Note to s. 314(3) inserted by No. 6/2018 s. 68(Sch. 2 item 35.4).

Note

Making a false statutory declaration is a separate offence under section 36 of the Oaths and Affirmations Act 2018 .

No. 6103 s. 315.

S. 315 amended by No. 6/2018 s. 68(Sch. 2 item 35.5).



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