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BIOLOGICAL CONTROL ACT 1985 - SECT 45
False or misleading evidence
45 False or misleading evidence
(1) A person shall not, at a hearing before a Commission, give evidence that
is to the knowledge of the person false or misleading in a material
(2) An offence against subsection (1) is an indictable offence
and, subject to this section, is punishable, upon conviction, by imprisonment
for a period not exceeding 2 years or by a fine not exceeding 50 penalty
units, or both.
(3) Notwithstanding that an offence against subsection (1) is
an indictable offence, a court of summary jurisdiction may hear and determine
proceedings in respect of such an offence if the court is satisfied that it is
proper to do so and the defendant and the prosecutor consent.
(4) Where, in
accordance with subsection (3), a court of summary jurisdiction convicts a
person of an offence against subsection (1), the penalty that the court may
impose is a fine not exceeding 20 penalty units or imprisonment for a period
not exceeding 1 year, or both.
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