Criminal Code Act 1995
Section 3CHAPTER 7 - THE PROPER ADMINISTRATION OF GOVERNMENT Part 7.1 - Preliminary Division 130 - Preliminary SECTION 130.1 130.1 Definitions
In this Chapter:
(a) in relation to a person who is a Commonwealth public official - means any authority, duty, function or power that:
(i) is conferred on the person as a Commonwealth public official; or
(ii) the person holds himself or herself out as having as a Commonwealth public official; and
(b) in relation to a person who is a public official - means any authority, duty, function or power that:
(i) is conferred on the person as a public official; or
(ii) the person holds himself or herself out as having as a public official.
(a) a gain in property, whether temporary or permanent; or
(b) a gain by way of the supply of services;
and includes keeping what one has.
(a) obtaining for another person; and
(b) inducing a third person to do something that results in another person obtaining.
(a) real property; and
(b) personal property; and
(c) money; and
(d) a thing in action or other intangible property; and
(e) electricity; and
(f) a wild creature that is:
(i) tamed; or
(ii) ordinarily kept in captivity; or
(iii) reduced (or in the course of being reduced) into the possession of a person.
includes any rights (including rights in relation to, and interests in, real or personal property), benefits, privileges or facilities, but does not include rights or benefits being the supply of goods.
(a) in relation to goods - supply (including re-supply) by way of sale, exchange, lease, hire or hire-purchase; and
(b) in relation to services - provide, grant or confer.
The expression person includes a Commonwealth entity. This is the combined effect of subsection 2C(1) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 (which provides that person includes a body politic or corporate), and the definition of person in the Dictionary.