(1) A person commits an offence if:
(a) the person makes a statement (whether orally, in writing or any other way) to another person; and
(b) the statement:
(i) is false or misleading; or
(ii) omits any matter or thing without which the statement is misleading; and
(c) the statement is made in, or in connection with:
(i) an application for an Australian travel document; or
(ii) an Australian travel document.
Penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years or 1,000 penalty units, or both.
(2) Subsection (1) does not apply:
(a) as a result of subparagraph (1)(b)(i)--if the statement is not false or misleading in a material particular; or
(b) as a result of subparagraph (1)(b)(ii)--if the statement did not omit any matter or thing without which the statement is misleading in a material particular.
Note: The defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (2). See subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code .