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Acknowledgment of false statement

A person is liable to the penalties of perjury if—

        (a)     the person makes a written statement for the purposes of a criminal proceeding or potential criminal proceeding or the investigation of an offence; and

        (b)     the statement contains an acknowledgment signed in the presence of a person referred to in Schedule 3 that the statement is true and correct and is made in the belief that a person making a false statement in the circumstances is liable to the penalties of perjury; and

        (c)     the person knows at the time of signing the acknowledgment that the statement is false.


1     Section 314 of the Crimes Act 1958 provides for the offence of perjury.

2     Sections 38, 47 and 112 of this Act set out rules with respect to statements in summary hearings and committal proceedings.

S. 362 renumbered as s. 415 by No. 68/2009 s. 54(a).

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