Section 115.4 Criminal Code Act | Recklessly Cause Serious Harm to Australian Citizen or Resident


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Section 115.4 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Recklessly Cause Serious Harm to Australian Citizen or Resident and is extracted below.

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115.4  Recklessly causing serious harm to an Australian citizen or a resident of Australia

(1)  A person is guilty of an offence if:

(a)  the person engages in conduct outside Australia; and

(b)  the conduct causes serious harm to another person; and

(c)  the other person is an Australian citizen or a resident of Australia; and

(d)  the first-mentioned person is reckless as to causing serious harm to the Australian citizen or resident of Australia or any other person by the conduct.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 15 years.

(2)  Absolute liability applies to paragraph (1)(c).