CRIMES ACT 1914

Part III - Offences relating to the administration of justice  

Division 4 - Perverting the course of justice  

SECTION 45   INSERTING ADVERTISEMENTS WITHOUT AUTHORITY OF COURT  

45(1)  
A person commits an offence if:


(a) the person inserts in the Gazette , or in a newspaper, an advertisement purporting to be published under the authority of a court; and


(b) the person does so:


(i) without authority; or

(ii) knowing the advertisement to be false in any material particular; and


(c) the advertisement purports to be published under the authority of:


(i) a federal court; or

(ii) a court exercising federal jurisdiction; or

(iii) a court of a Territory.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years.

45(2)  
Absolute liability applies to the paragraph (1)(c) element of the offence.

Note:

For absolute liability, see section 6.2 of the Criminal Code .




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