22 Offence to publish false statement about Judge or court

(1)

A person commits an offence if—

(a)

the person publishes a false statement about a Judge or court; and

(b)

the person knew or ought reasonably to have known that the statement could undermine public confidence in the independence, integrity, impartiality, or authority of the judiciary or a court; and

(c)

there is a real risk that the statement could undermine public confidence in the independence, integrity, impartiality, or authority of the judiciary or a court.

(2)

A person who commits an offence against subsection (1) is liable on conviction,—

(a)

in the case of an individual, to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or a fine not exceeding $25,000:

(b)

in the case of a body corporate, to a fine not exceeding $100,000.