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PERSONAL INJURIES PROCEEDINGS ACT 2002 - SECT 73
False or misleading information or documents
73 False or misleading information or documents
(1) This section applies to a statement made or document given in connection
with a claim to a respondent or contributor.
(2) A person must not state
anything to the respondent or contributor the person knows is false or
misleading in a material particular.
penalty units or 1 year’s imprisonment.
(3) A person must not give the
respondent or contributor a document containing information the person knows
is false or misleading in a material particular.
penalty—150 penalty units or 1 year’s imprisonment.
(4) Subsection (3)
does not apply to a person who, when giving the document—
(a) informs the
respondent or contributor, to the best of the person’s ability, how it is
false or misleading; and
(b) gives the correct information to the respondent
or contributor, if the person has, or can reasonably obtain, the correct
(5) Subsection (3) does not require the respondent or
contributor to tell someone that a document is false or misleading, or to
disclose information, if the probable effect would be to alert a person
suspected of fraud to the suspicion.
(6) It is enough for a complaint against
a person for an offence against subsection (2) or (3) to state the information
or document was false or misleading to the person’s knowledge, without
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