Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3

CHAPTER 5 - THE SECURITY OF THE COMMONWEALTH  

Part 5.4 - Harming Australians  

Division 115 - Harming Australians  

SECTION 115.4   Recklessly causing serious harm to an Australian citizen or a resident of Australia  

(1)  
A person commits an offence if:


(a) the person engages in conduct outside Australia; and


(b) the conduct causes serious harm to another person; and


(c) the other person is an Australian citizen or a resident of Australia; and


(d) the first-mentioned person is reckless as to causing serious harm to the Australian citizen or resident of Australia or any other person by the conduct.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 15 years.

(2)  
Absolute liability applies to paragraph (1)(c) .




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