False Report to Police

Any person who falsely and with knowledge of the falsity of the report voluntarily reports or causes to be reported to any member of the police force or to a protective services officer that an act has been done or an event has occurred, which act or event as so reported is such as calls for an investigation by a member of the police force or a protective services officer shall be guilty of an offence.
Penalty: 120 penalty units or imprisonment for 1 year.

In addition to and without derogating from section 86 of the Sentencing Act 1991, if a court finds a person guilty of, or convicts a person of, an offence against this section, the court may order the person to pay to the informant a reasonable amount for any expenses, including remuneration payable to any emergency service worker within the meaning of Division 2B of Part 4 of the Sentencing Act 1991 , incurred by the State arising out of or incidental to the commission of the offence.

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