112D Filing a false return of electoral donations and expenses

A candidate who files a return under section 112A that is false in any material particular commits an offence and is liable on conviction—


to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 2 years, or a fine not exceeding $10,000, if he or she filed the return knowing it to be false in any material particular; or


to a fine not exceeding $5,000 in any other case, unless the candidate proves that—


he or she had no intention to misstate or conceal the facts; and


he or she took all reasonable steps in the circumstances to ensure the information in the return was accurate.

Section 112D: inserted, on 29 June 2013, by section 35 of the Local Electoral Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 40).