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A Clean Energy Regulator (CER) investigation has led to 9 charges being laid against a West Australian man for providing false or misleading information, contrary to section 137.1(1) of the Criminal Code (Cth).

The CER alleges that between 23 May 2018 to 12 February 2021, the man knowingly and deliberately provided false information which was subsequently relied upon to create small-scale technology certificates (STCs).

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions is prosecuting the matter which was mentioned in the Perth Magistrate Courts on 28 June 2024. The matter has been adjourned to 9 August 2024.

These charges stem from an investigation that included the execution of a criminal search warrant in September 2021, undertaken in collaboration with the Australian Federal Police and Western Australian Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety – Building and Energy Division.  

The CER continues to collaborate with federal and state bodies to ensure that we use the full suite of powers available to detect and respond to serious non-compliance.

The CER has zero tolerance for wilful fraud. Those who do not comply with their obligations will see enforcement action taken against them where it is warranted under our Compliance, Education and Enforcement Policy.

Find out more about our SRES Compliance activities

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