Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3

CHAPTER 7 - THE PROPER ADMINISTRATION OF GOVERNMENT  

Part 7.2 - Theft and other property offences  

Division 131 - Theft  

SECTION 131.1   Theft  

(1)  
A person commits an offence if:


(a) the person dishonestly appropriates property belonging to another with the intention of permanently depriving the other of the property; and


(b) the property belongs to a Commonwealth entity.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years.

(2)  
For the purposes of this Code, an offence against subsection (1) is to be known as the offence of theft.

(3)  
Absolute liability applies to the paragraph (1)(b) element of the offence of theft.

(4)  
Section 15.4 (extended geographical jurisdiction - category D) applies to an offence against subsection (1) .

Note:

For alternative verdicts, see sections 132.1 and 134.1 .




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