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Crimes Act 1900 No 40
Current version for 28 February 2019 to date (accessed 25 June 2019 at 04:28)
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.