Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3

CHAPTER 5 - THE SECURITY OF THE COMMONWEALTH  

Part 5.3 - Terrorism  

Division 102 - Terrorist organisations  

Subdivision B - Offences  

SECTION 102.3   Membership of a terrorist organisation  

(1)  
A person commits an offence if:


(a) the person intentionally is a member of an organisation; and


(b) the organisation is a terrorist organisation; and


(c) the person knows the organisation is a terrorist organisation.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years.

(2)  
Subsection (1) does not apply if the person proves that he or she took all reasonable steps to cease to be a member of the organisation as soon as practicable after the person knew that the organisation was a terrorist organisation.

Note:

A defendant bears a legal burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2) (see section 13.4 ).




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