CRIMES ACT 1914 – SECT 38 Deceiving witnesses
(1) A person (the first person ) commits an offence if:
(a) the first person:
(i) practises any fraud or deceit to a person called, or to be called, as a witness in a judicial proceeding; or
(ii) makes or exhibits any false statement, representation, token or writing to a person called, or to be called, as a witness in a judicial proceeding; and
(b) the first person does so with the intention of affecting the testimony of the other person; and
(c) the judicial proceeding is a federal judicial proceeding.
Penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years.
(2) Absolute liability applies to the paragraph (1)(c) element of the offence.
Note: For absolute liability, see section 6.2 of the Criminal Code .