Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3

CHAPTER 7 - THE PROPER ADMINISTRATION OF GOVERNMENT  

Part 7.7 - Forgery and related offences  

Division 143 - Preliminary  

SECTION 143.1   Definitions  

(1)  
In this Part:

document
includes:


(a) any paper or other material on which there is writing; or


(b) any paper or other material on which there are marks, figures, symbols or perforations that are:


(i) capable of being given a meaning by persons qualified to interpret them; or

(ii) capable of being responded to by a computer, a machine or an electronic device; or


(c) any article or material (for example, a disk or a tape) from which information is capable of being reproduced with or without the aid of any other article or device.

false Commonwealth document
has the meaning given by section 143.3 .

false document
has the meaning given by section 143.2 .

information
means information, whether in the form of data, text, sounds, images or in any other form.

(2)  
The following are examples of things covered by the definition of document in subsection (1) :


(a) a credit card;


(b) a debit card;


(c) a card by means of which property can be obtained.




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