Section 80.1 Criminal Code Act | Treason


Print
The Legislation

Section 80.1 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Treason and is extracted below.

If you require Expert Legal Advice from an Experienced Criminal Defence Lawyer for your Treason matter, call Sydney Criminal Lawyers today on (02) 9261 8881.

80.1  Treason

(1)  A person commits an offence if the person:

(a)  causes the death of the Sovereign, the heir apparent of the Sovereign, the consort of the Sovereign, the Governor-General or the Prime Minister; or

(b)  causes harm to the Sovereign, the Governor-General or the Prime Minister resulting in the death of the Sovereign, the Governor-General or the Prime Minister; or

(c)  causes harm to the Sovereign, the Governor-General or the Prime Minister, or imprisons or restrains the Sovereign, the Governor-General or the Prime Minister; or

(d)  levies war, or does any act preparatory to levying war, against the Commonwealth; or

(g)  instigates a person who is not an Australian citizen to make an armed invasion of the Commonwealth or a Territory of the Commonwealth.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for life.

(2)  A person commits an offence if the person:

(a)  receives or assists another person who, to his or her knowledge, has committed an offence against this Subdivision (other than this subsection) with the intention of allowing him or her to escape punishment or apprehension; or

(b)  knowing that another person intends to commit an offence against this Subdivision (other than this subsection), does not inform a constable of it within a reasonable time or use other reasonable endeavours to prevent the commission of the offence.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for life.

(8)  In this section:

constable means a member or special member of the Australian Federal Police or a member of the police force or police service of a State or Territory.