CRIMES ACT 1914

Part IAC - Assumed identities  

Division 4 - Effect of Authority  

SECTION 15KQ   15KQ   Protection from criminal liability - authorised persons  


If an authorised person does something that, apart from this section, would be a Commonwealth offence or an offence under a law of a State or Territory, the person is not criminally responsible for the offence if:


(a) the thing is done in the course of acquiring or using an assumed identity in accordance with an authority; and


(b) the thing is done:


(i) in the case of an authorised intelligence officer, an authorised law enforcement officer or an authorised foreign officer - in the course of his or her duty; or

(ii) in the case of an authorised civilian - in accordance with any direction by his or her supervisor under the authority; and


(c) doing the thing would not be an offence if the assumed identity were the person's real identity.




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