Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3


Part 9.1 - Serious drug offences  

Division 301 - Serious drugs and precursors  

Subdivision A - Serious drugs and precursors: definitions  

SECTION 301.3   Meaning of controlled precursor  

For the purposes of this Part, a controlled precursor is a substance (including a growing plant) that is:

(a) listed by a regulation as a controlled precursor; or

(b) a salt or ester of a controlled precursor that is so listed; or

(c) determined by the AFP Minister as a controlled precursor under section 301.14 (which deals with emergency determinations of serious drug precursors).


Some conditions must be satisfied before:

  • (a) a regulation can be made for paragraph (a) (see section 301.8 ); or
  • (b) a determination can be made for paragraph (c) (see subsection 301.14(2) ).
  • (2)  
    The purpose of subsection (1) is to permit certain substances that are covered by the TINDAPS Convention, or salts or esters of such substances, to be treated as controlled precursors for the purposes of this Part (see also section 300.1 ).

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