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CRIMES (CURRENCY) ACT 1981 - SECT 19

Persons not to design, make, print or distribute material of certain kinds

             (1)  A person shall not, without the consent, in writing, of an authorized person, design, make, print or distribute:

                     (a)  a business or professional card, notice, placard, circular, hand-bill, poster or other material that so resembles current paper money or an Australian prescribed security as to be capable of misleading a person into believing it is that current paper money or that Australian prescribed security; or

                     (b)  a newspaper, journal, magazine, notice, placard, circular, hand-bill, poster, business or professional card or other material that includes a representation of current paper money or an Australian prescribed security that is, when detached from the newspaper, journal, magazine, notice, placard, circular, hand-bill, poster, business or professional card or other material in which it is included, capable of misleading a person into believing that it is that current paper money or that Australian prescribed security.

Penalty:

                     (a)  in the case of a person, not being a body corporate--imprisonment for 2 years or 50 penalty units, or both; or

                     (b)  in the case of a person, being a body corporate--100 penalty units.

             (2)  Where an authorized person gives a consent for the purposes of subsection (1), he or she may give that consent either unconditionally or subject to such conditions as he or she thinks appropriate.

             (3)  In this section, Australian prescribed security does not include a prescribed security, being a bond, debenture, stock, stock certificate, treasury bill or other like security, or a coupon, warrant or document for the payment of money in respect of such a security, issued by, or with the authority of, the government of a country other than Australia.



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