Criminal Code


Optional (see Notes section below)

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Additional information

This clause should be included to ensure the Supplier is aware that it is an offence to knowingly giving false or misleading information to the Commonwealth. The clause does not impose any additional obligations on the Supplier. This clause also requires the Supplier to ensure that any subcontractor it engages in connection with the Contract is aware of the clause.


Criminal Code

X.1    The Supplier acknowledges that the giving of false or misleading information to the Commonwealth is a serious offence under section 137.1 of the schedule to the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth).

X.2    The Supplier will ensure that any Subcontractor engaged in connection with the Contract is aware of the information contained in this clause.


While use of this clause is optional, it is common for contracts to include a clause of this type.

Standardisation of contractual text results in efficiencies for both Parties to a contract. Before deciding whether a particular clause is appropriate, procurement officials should carefully consider the context of their procurement.

Where this clause is included, the clause wording should be used without change.

Terms that are capitalised may need to be changed to align with the Contract terminology.

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