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False or misleading information

S. 57(1) amended by No. 23/2013 s. 77.

    (1)     A person must not in, or in relation to an application for—

        (a)     an accreditation; or

        (b)     a variation of accreditation; or

        (c)     a variation of a condition or restriction of an accreditation—

give information that is false or misleading in a material detail.

Penalty:     In the case of a natural person, $20 000;

In the case of a body corporate, $100 000.

    (2)     In a proceeding for an offence against subsection (1), it is a defence to the charge for the accused to prove that at the time at which the offence is alleged to have been committed, the accused believed on reasonable grounds—

        (a)     in the case of false information—that the information was true; or

        (b)     in the case of misleading information—that the information was not misleading.

Division 5—Disciplinary action

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