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THERAPEUTIC GOODS ACT 1989 - SECT 41AD

False or misleading information--offence

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is given a notice under section 41AB; and

                     (b)  the person gives information to the Secretary in compliance, or purported compliance, with the notice; and

                     (c)  the person does so knowing that the information:

                              (i)  is false or misleading; or

                             (ii)  omits any matter or thing without which the information is misleading.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 12 months or 1,000 penalty units, or both.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply as a result of subparagraph (1)(c)(i) if the information is not false or misleading in a material particular.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2).

             (3)  Subsection (1) does not apply as a result of subparagraph (1)(c)(ii) if the information did not omit any matter or thing without which the information is misleading in a material particular.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (3).



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