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 92 - Foreign interference  

Subdivision B - Foreign interference  

SECTION 92.4   Offence of preparing for a foreign interference 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 another provision of this Subdivision (foreign interference).

Penalty: Imprisonment for 10 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 this Subdivision 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 this Subdivision; and


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




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