PRODUCT GRANTS AND BENEFITS ADMINISTRATION ACT 2000

PART 6 - DISQUALIFICATION FOR FRAUD  

SECTION 30   30   DISQUALIFICATION FOR AIDING AND ABETTING ETC. FRAUD  
Despite the provisions of Part 3 and the entitlement Acts, if:


(a) an entity makes a false statement to a person who is exercising powers, or performing functions, under or in connection with this Act or an entitlement Act; and


(b) the entity does so knowing that, or reckless as to whether, the statement:


(i) is false or misleading in a material particular; or

(ii) omits any matter or thing without which the statement is misleading in a material particular; and


(c) the amount of a grant or benefit that would have been payable to the entity in respect of a claim period if the statement was not false exceeds the amount of the grant or benefit properly payable to the entity in respect of that claim period; and


(d) you:


(i) aided, abetted, counselled or procured the making of the statement by the entity; or

(ii) were in any way, by act or omission, directly or indirectly, knowingly concerned in, or party to, the making of the statement by the entity;

you are disqualified, and are taken to have been disqualified, from receiving that grant or benefit in relation to the period:


(e) beginning at the start of that claim period; and


(f) ending at the end of 2 years or such shorter period as is determined by the Commissioner.

Note:

Recklessly making a false statement can be an offence against section 8N of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 .




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