Section 115.2 Criminal Code Act | Manslaughter of Australian Citizen or Resident


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Section 115.2 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Manslaughter of Australian Citizen or Resident and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

115.2  Manslaughter of 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 the death of another person; and

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

(d)  the first-mentioned person intends that the conduct will cause serious harm, or is reckless as to a risk that the conduct will cause serious harm, to the Australian citizen or resident of Australia or any other person.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 25 years.

(2)  Absolute liability applies to paragraphs (1)(b) and (c).

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