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PRIVACY ACT 1988 - SECT 65

Failure to attend etc. before Commissioner

             (1)  A person shall not:

                     (a)  refuse or fail to attend before the Commissioner; or

                     (b)  refuse or fail to be sworn or make an affirmation;

when so required under this Act.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 12 months or 20 penalty units, or both.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

             (3)  A person shall not furnish information or make a statement to the Commissioner knowing that it is false or misleading in a material particular.

Penalty for a contravention of this subsection:     Imprisonment for 12 months or 20 penalty units, or both.



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