False Declaration

Oaths Act 1900 (NSW)

Section 25:

False declaration

In all cases where by this Part, or under the authority thereof, or by virtue

of any power or authority hereby given, a declaration:

     (a) is substituted in lieu of an oath or affidavit, or

     (b) is directed or authorised to be made and subscribed, although not

     substituted in lieu of an oath or affidavit,

any person who wilfully and corruptly makes and subscribes any such

declaration, knowing the same to be untrue in any material particular, shall be

guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for 5 years.

 

Section 25A:

False declaration for material benefit

In all cases where by this Part, or under the authority thereof, or by virtue

of any power or authority hereby given, a declaration:

     (a) is substituted in lieu of an oath or affidavit, or

     (b) is directed or authorised to be made and subscribed, although not

     substituted in lieu of an oath or affidavit,

any person who wilfully and corruptly makes and subscribes any such

declaration, knowing the same to be untrue in any material particular, and who

derives or attempts to derive a material benefit as a consequence of the untrue

particular is guilty of an offence and is liable on conviction on indictment to

imprisonment for a term not exceeding 7 years.