S 7 repealed by No 24 of 2001, s 3 and
Sch 51, effective 15 December 2001. S 7 formerly read:
person who attempts to commit any offence against any law of the Commonwealth,
whether passed before or after the commencement of this Act, shall be guilty
of an offence and shall be punishable as if the attempted offence had been
the person to be guilty, the person's conduct must be more than merely preparatory
to the commission of the offence. The question whether conduct is more than
merely preparatory to the commission of the offence is one of fact.
person may be found guilty even if:
the attempted offence is impossible; or
the person actually committed the attempted offence.
person who is found guilty of attempting to commit an offence cannot be subsequently
charged with the completed offence.
defences, procedures, limitations or qualifying provisions that apply to an
offence apply also to the offence of attempting to commit that offence.
is not an offence to attempt to commit an offence against section 5 or 86.