Section 142.1 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Corrupt Benefits by or to Commonwealth Public Official and is extracted below. If you require
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142.1 Corrupting benefits given to, or received by, a Commonwealth public official Giving a corrupting benefit
(1) A person is guilty of an offence if:
(a) the person dishonestly:
(i) provides a benefit to another person; or
(ii) causes a benefit to be provided to another person; or
(iii) offers to provide, or promises to provide, a benefit to another person; or
(iv) causes an offer of the provision of a benefit, or a promise of the provision of a benefit, to be made to another person; and
(b) the receipt, or expectation of the receipt, of the benefit would tend to influence a public official (who may be the other person) in the exercise of the official’s duties as a public official; and
(c) the public official is a Commonwealth public official; and
(d) the duties are duties as a Commonwealth public official.
Penalty: Imprisonment for 5 years.
(2) In a prosecution for an offence against subsection (1), it is not necessary to prove that the defendant knew:
(a) that the official was a Commonwealth public official; or
(b) that the duties were duties as a Commonwealth public official.
Receiving a corrupting benefit
(3) A Commonwealth public official is guilty of an offence if:
(a) the official dishonestly:
(i) asks for a benefit for himself, herself or another person; or
(ii) receives or obtains a benefit for himself, herself or another person; or
(iii) agrees to receive or obtain a benefit for himself, herself or another person; and
(b) the receipt, or expectation of the receipt, of the benefit would tend to influence a Commonwealth public official (who may be the first-mentioned official) in the exercise of the official’s duties as a Commonwealth public official.
Penalty: Imprisonment for 5 years. Benefit in the nature of a reward
(4) For the purposes of subsections (1) and (3), it is immaterial whether the benefit is in the nature of a reward.
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