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CRIMES (CURRENCY) ACT 1981 - SECT 12

Persons shall not import or export instruments for counterfeiting etc.

                   A person shall not import into Australia or export from Australia:

                     (a)  a machine, engine, tool, plate, die or other instrument that, to his or her knowledge, has been used, has been adapted for use, or is intended for use, in, or in connection with, the making of counterfeit money or counterfeit prescribed securities; or

                     (b)  bullion, paper, metal, ink, dye or other material that, to his or her knowledge, has been used, or is intended for use, in, or in connection with, the making of counterfeit money or counterfeit prescribed securities.

Penalty:

                     (a)  in the case of a person, not being a body corporate--imprisonment for 10 years; or

                     (b)  in the case of a person, being a body corporate--500 penalty units.



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