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Crimes Act 1900 No 40
Current version for 13 September 2019 to date (accessed 20 September 2019 at 05:37)
Part 7 Division 2 Section 318
318   Making or using false official instrument to pervert the course of justice
(1)  In this section—
official instrument means an instrument of a kind that is made or issued by a person in his or her capacity as a public officer or by a judicial tribunal.
(2)  A person who makes a false official instrument, or who makes a copy of an instrument which the person knows to be a false official instrument, with the intention that—
(a)  he or she or another person will use it to induce another person to accept the instrument as genuine or to accept the copy as a copy of a genuine official instrument, and
(b)  that acceptance will pervert the course of justice,
is liable to imprisonment for 14 years.
(3)  A person who uses an instrument which the person knows to be a false official instrument, or who uses a copy of an instrument which the person knows to be a false official instrument, with the intention—
(a)  of inducing another person to accept the instrument as genuine or to accept the copy as a copy of a genuine official instrument, and
(b)  of thereby perverting the course of justice,
is liable to imprisonment for 14 years.
(4)  Section 250 applies to the interpretation of this section.