Section 272.19 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Encouraging Child Sexual Activity Outside Australia and is extracted below.
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272.19 Encouraging offence against this Division
(1) A person commits an offence if:
(a) the person engages in conduct; and
(b) the person does so with the intention of encouraging an offence against this Division (other than this section or section 272.20); and
(c) the conduct is reasonably capable of encouraging such an offence.
Penalty: Imprisonment for 20 years.
(2) Subsection (1) applies
(a) whether the conduct is engaged in within or outside Australia; and
(b) whether or not an offence against this Division is in fact committed.
(3) Absolute liability applies to paragraph (1)(c).
Note: For absolute liability, see section 6.2.
(4) In this section, encourage means:
(a) encourage, incite to, or urge, by any means whatever, (including by a written, electronic or other form of communication); or
(b) aid, facilitate, or contribute to, in any way whatever.
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