Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3

CHAPTER 8 - OFFENCES AGAINST HUMANITY AND RELATED OFFENCES  

Division 270 - Slavery and slavery-like offences  

Subdivision C - Slavery-like offences  

SECTION 270.6A   Forced labour offences   Causing a person to enter into or remain in forced labour

(1)  
A person commits an offence if:


(a) the person engages in conduct; and


(b) the conduct causes another person to enter into or remain in forced labour.

Penalty:


(a) in the case of an aggravated offence (see section 270.8 ) - imprisonment for 12 years; or


(b) in any other case - imprisonment for 9 years.

Conducting a business involving forced labour

(2)  
A person commits an offence if:


(a) the person conducts any business; and


(b) the business involves the forced labour of another person (or persons).

Penalty:


(a) in the case of an aggravated offence (see section 270.8 ) - imprisonment for 12 years; or


(b) in any other case - imprisonment for 9 years.

Note:

On a trial for an offence against section 270.5 (servitude offences), the trier of fact may find a defendant not guilty of that offence but guilty of the corresponding offence under this section (see subsections 270.5(3) and (4) ).




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