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Contents (1995 - 62)
Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 No 62
Current version for 4 May 2016 to date (accessed 25 November 2017 at 00:03)
Part 10 Section 59
59   Falsification of certificates and other documents
(1)  A person must not forge the Registrar’s signature or seal.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units or 2 years imprisonment, or both.
(2)  A person must not forge or falsify a certificate or other document under this Act.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units or 2 years imprisonment, or both.
(3)  The Registrar may impound or require the return of:
(a)  a document which the Registrar has reason to believe bears a forged impression of the Registrar’s signature or seal, or
(b)  a certificate or other document purporting to be a certificate or other document under this Act which the Registrar has reason to believe has been forged or falsified, or
(c)  a certificate under this Act about a registrable event if the entry in the Register about the event has been cancelled or corrected since the issue of the certificate, or
(d)  a certificate or document issued by the Registrar in error or as a result of fraud.
(4)  A person who fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with a requirement under subsection (3) to return a document or certificate is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units.