Part III - Offences relating to the administration of justice  

Division 4 - Perverting the course of justice  


A person commits an offence if:

(a) the person inserts in the Gazette , or in a newspaper, an advertisement purporting to be published under the authority of a court; and

(b) the person does so:

(i) without authority; or

(ii) knowing the advertisement to be false in any material particular; and

(c) the advertisement purports to be published under the authority of:

(i) a federal court; or

(ii) a court exercising federal jurisdiction; or

(iii) a court of a Territory.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years.

Absolute liability applies to the paragraph (1)(c) element of the offence.


For absolute liability, see section 6.2 of the Criminal Code .


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