Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3


Part 5.1 - Treason and related offences  

Division 82 - Sabotage  

Subdivision B - Offences  

SECTION 82.7   82.7   Offence of introducing vulnerability with intention as to national security  

A person commits an offence if:

(a) the person engages in conduct; and

(b) the conduct has the result that an article or thing, or software, becomes vulnerable:

(i) to misuse or impairment; or

(ii) to being accessed or modified by a person not entitled to access or modify it; and

(c) the article or thing, or software, is or is part of public infrastructure; and

(d) the person engages in the conduct with the intention that prejudice to Australia ' s national security will occur (whether at the time or at a future time).


An alternative verdict may be available for an offence against this section (see section 82.12 ).

Penalty: Imprisonment for 15 years.

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