Criminal Code Act 1995
Section 3CHAPTER 5 - THE SECURITY OF THE COMMONWEALTH Part 5.2 - Espionage and related offences
In this Part:
: information or an article concerns Australia ' s national security if the information or article relates to, or is connected with, or is of interest or importance to, or affects, Australia ' s national security.
(a) receives or obtains it;
(b) collects it;
(c) possesses it;
(d) makes a record of it;
(e) copies it;
(f) alters it;
(g) conceals it;
(h) communicates it;
(i) publishes it;
(j) makes it available.
See also the definition of make available in this subsection and subsection (2).
foreign government principal
has the meaning given by section 90.3 .
(a) a foreign political party; and
(b) a foreign organisation that exists primarily to pursue political objectives; and
(c) a foreign organisation that exists to pursue militant, extremist or revolutionary objectives.
has the meaning given by section 90.2 .
(a) an opinion; and
(b) a report of a conversation.
(a) place it somewhere it can be accessed by another person; and
(b) give it to an intermediary to give to the intended recipient; and
(c) describe how to obtain access to it, or describe methods that are likely to facilitate access to it (for example, set out the name of a website, an IP address, a URL, a password, or the name of a newsgroup).
has the meaning given by section 90.4 .
, in relation to information, means a record of information in any form, including but not limited to, a document, paper, database, software system or other article or system containing information or from which information can be derived.
has the meaning given by section 90.5 .
In this Part, dealing with information or an article includes:
(a) dealing with all or part of the information or article; and
(b) dealing only with the substance, effect or description of the information or article.
(Repealed by No 67 of 2018)
This Part applies to and in relation to a document or article regardless of who made it and what information it contains.