PRIVACY ACT 1988

PART V - INVESTIGATIONS ETC.  

Division 5 - Miscellaneous  

SECTION 65   FAILURE TO ATTEND ETC. BEFORE COMMISSIONER  

65(1)  


A person shall not:


(a) refuse or fail to attend before the Commissioner; or


(b) refuse or fail to be sworn or make an affirmation;

when so required under this Act.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 12 months or 20 penalty units, or both.

65(2)  


Subsection (1) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.

Note: A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

65(3)  


A person shall not furnish information or make a statement to the Commissioner knowing that it is false or misleading in a material particular.

Penalty for a contravention of this subsection: Imprisonment for 12 months or 20 penalty units, or both.




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