Banking Act 1959

Part VIII - Powers of APRA  

Division 1 - Investigations  

SECTION 61B   61B   Concealing books, accounts or documents relevant to investigation  


A person commits an offence if:


(a) the person knows that an investigator is investigating, or is about to investigate, a matter; and


(b) the person:


(i) conceals, destroys, mutilates or alters a book, account or document relating to the matter; or

(ii) if a book, account or document relating to the matter is in a particular State or Territory - takes or sends the book, account or document out of that State or Territory or out of Australia; and


(c) the person intended that the investigation or proposed investigation would be delayed or obstructed as a result of that conduct.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years.




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