Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3

CHAPTER 5 - THE SECURITY OF THE COMMONWEALTH  

Part 5.2 - Espionage and related offences  

Division 91 - Espionage  

Subdivision C - Espionage-related offences  

SECTION 91.12   Offence of preparing for an espionage offence  

(1)  
A person commits an offence if:


(a) the person engages in conduct; and


(b) the person does so with the intention of preparing for, or planning, an offence against Subdivision A (espionage) or B (espionage on behalf of foreign principal).

Penalty: Imprisonment for 15 years.

(2)  
Section 11.1 (attempt) does not apply to an offence against subsection (1).

(3)  
Subsection (1) applies:


(a) whether or not an offence against Subdivision A or B is committed; and


(b) whether or not the person engages in the conduct in preparation for, or planning, a specific offence against a provision of Subdivision A or B; and


(c) whether or not the person engages in the conduct in preparation for, or planning, more than one offence against Subdivision A or B.




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