Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3

CHAPTER 4 - THE INTEGRITY AND SECURITY OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AND FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS  

Division 73 - People smuggling and related offences  

Subdivision B - Document offences related to people smuggling and unlawful entry into foreign countries  

SECTION 73.7   Meaning of false travel or identity document  

(1)  
For the purposes of this Subdivision, a travel or identity document is a false travel or identity document if, and only if:


(a) the document, or any part of the document:


(i) purports to have been made in the form in which it is made by a person who did not make it in that form; or

(ii) purports to have been made in the form in which it is made on the authority of a person who did not authorise its making in that form; or


(b) the document, or any part of the document:


(i) purports to have been made in the terms in which it is made by a person who did not make it in those terms; or

(ii) purports to have been made in the terms in which it is made on the authority of a person who did not authorise its making in those terms; or


(c) the document, or any part of the document:


(i) purports to have been altered in any respect by a person who did not alter it in that respect; or

(ii) purports to have been altered in any respect on the authority of a person who did not authorise its alteration in that respect; or


(d) the document, or any part of the document:


(i) purports to have been made or altered by a person who did not exist; or

(ii) purports to have been made or altered on the authority of a person who did not exist; or


(e) the document, or any part of the document, purports to have been made or altered on a date on which, at a time at which, at a place at which, or otherwise in circumstances in which, it was not made or altered.

(2)  
For the purposes of this Subdivision, a person is taken to make a false travel or identity document if the person alters a document so as to make it a false travel or identity document (whether or not it was already a false travel or identity document before the alteration).

(3)  
This section has effect as if a document that purports to be a true copy of another document were the original document.


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