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Section 131.1 Criminal Code Act

Section 131.1 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Theft and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

131.1 Theft

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

(a) the person dishonestly appropriates property belonging to another with the intention of permanently depriving the other of the property; and

(b) the property belongs to a Commonwealth entity.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years.

(2) For the purposes of this Code, an offence against subsection (1) is to be known as the offence of theft.

(3) Absolute liability applies to the paragraph (1)(b) element of the offence of theft.

(4) Section 15.4 (extended geographical jurisdiction—category D) applies to an offence against subsection (1).

Note: For alternative verdicts, see sections 132.1 and 134.1.

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