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 91.13   91.13   Defences  


It is a defence to a prosecution for an offence by a person against this Subdivision that the person dealt with the information or article:


(a) in accordance with a law of the Commonwealth; or


(b) in accordance with an arrangement or agreement to which the Commonwealth is party and which allows for the exchange of information or articles; or


(c) in the person ' s capacity as a public official.

Note:

A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in this section (see subsection 13.3(3) ).




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