Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3

CHAPTER 5 - THE SECURITY OF THE COMMONWEALTH  

Part 5.5 - Foreign incursions and recruitment  

Division 119 - Foreign incursions and recruitment  

SECTION 119.7   Recruiting persons to serve in or with an armed force in a foreign country   Recruiting others to serve with foreign armed forces

(1)  
A person commits an offence if the person recruits, in Australia, another person to serve in any capacity in or with an armed force in a foreign country.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years.

Publishing recruitment advertisements

(2)  
A person commits an offence if:


(a) the person publishes in Australia:


(i) an advertisement; or

(ii) an item of news that was procured by the provision or promise of money or any other consideration; and


(b) the person is reckless as to the fact that the publication of the advertisement or item of news is for the purpose of recruiting persons to serve in any capacity in or with an armed force in a foreign country.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years.

(3)  
A person commits an offence if:


(a) the person publishes in Australia:


(i) an advertisement; or

(ii) an item of news that was procured by the provision or promise of money or any other consideration; and


(b) the advertisement or item of news contains information:


(i) relating to the place at which, or the manner in which, persons may make applications to serve, or obtain information relating to service, in any capacity in or with an armed force in a foreign country; or

(ii) relating to the manner in which persons may travel to a foreign country for the purpose of serving in any capacity in or with an armed force in a foreign country.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years.

Facilitating recruitment

(4)  
A person commits an offence if:


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


(b) the person engages in the conduct intending to facilitate or promote the recruitment of persons to serve in any capacity in or with an armed force in a foreign country.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years.

Exception

(5)  
This section does not apply in relation to service of a person in or with an armed force in circumstances if a declaration under subsection 119.8(2) covers the person and the circumstances of the person ' s service in or with the armed force.

Note 1:

A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (5): see subsection 13.3(3) .

Note 2:

For conduct for the defence or international relations of Australia, see section 119.9 .

Armed forces that are not part of the government of a foreign country

(6)  
A reference in this section to an armed force in a foreign country includes any armed force in a foreign country, whether or not the armed force forms part of the armed forces of the government of that foreign country.

(7)  
Without limiting this section, a person recruits another person to serve in or with an armed force in a foreign country if the other person enters a commitment or engagement to serve in any capacity in or with an armed force, whether or not the commitment or engagement is legally enforceable or constitutes legal or formal enlistment in that force.




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