S 71 repealed by No 137 of 2000, s 3 and
Sch 2 item 154, effective 24 May 2001. For transitional provisions see note
under Pt V heading. S 71 formerly read:
Stealing property of the Commonwealth
person who steals or fraudulently misappropriates or fraudulently converts
to his own use any property belonging to the Commonwealth, or to any public
authority under the Commonwealth, shall be guilty of an offence.
Imprisonment for 7 years.
property which comes into the possession of any Commonwealth officer by reason
of the fact that he is a Commonwealth officer shall, for the purposes of this
Act, be deemed to be the property of the Commonwealth, or, if the officer
is employed in the service of a public authority under the Commonwealth, of
that authority, notwithstanding that the officer was not authorized to receive
person who receives property belonging to the Commonwealth or to a public
authority under the Commonwealth knowing the property to have been stolen
or obtained in circumstances that amount to an offence against a law of the
Commonwealth shall be guilty of an offence.
for 7 years.
the purposes of this section, property in the possession, custody or control
of the Commonwealth or of a public authority under the Commonwealth shall
be deemed to belong to the Commonwealth or to that authority, as the case