Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3

CHAPTER 5 - THE SECURITY OF THE COMMONWEALTH  

Part 5.1 - Treason and related offences  

Division 83 - Other threats to security  

SECTION 83.4   Interference with political rights and duties  

(1)  
A person commits an offence if:


(a) the person engages in conduct; and


(b) the conduct involves the use of force or violence, or intimidation, or the making of threats of any kind; and


(c) the conduct results in interference with the exercise or performance, in Australia by any other person, of an Australian democratic or political right or duty; and


(d) the right or duty arises under the Constitution or a law of the Commonwealth.

Note:

The defence in section 80.3 for acts done in good faith applies to this offence.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 3 years.

(2)  
Absolute liability applies to paragraph (1)(d).




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