CRIMES ACT 1914
A person (the first person ) commits an offence if:
(a) the first person:
(i) asks for, receives or obtains any property, or benefit, of any kind for himself or herself or another person; or
(ii) agrees to receive or to obtain any property, or benefit, of any kind for himself or herself or another person; and
(b) the first person does so upon an agreement or understanding that the first person will:
(i) compound or conceal an offence; or
(ii) abstain from, discontinue or delay a prosecution for an offence; or
(iii) withhold evidence of an offence; and
(c) the offence referred to in paragraph (b) is an indictable offence against a law of:
(i) the Commonwealth; or
(ii) a Territory.
Penalty: Imprisonment for 3 years.44(2)
Absolute liability applies to the paragraph (1)(c) element of the offence.
For absolute liability, see section 6.2 of the Criminal Code .
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