Section 73.3A Criminal Code Act | Supporting People Smuggling

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Section 73.3A of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Supporting People Smuggling and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

73.3A  Supporting the offence of people smuggling

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

(a)  the first person provides material support or resources to another person or an organisation (the receiver); and

(b)  the support or resources aids the receiver, or a person or organisation other than the receiver, to engage in conduct constituting the offence of people smuggling.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 10 years or 1,000 penalty units, or both.

(2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the conduct constituting the offence of people smuggling relates, or would relate, to:

(a)  the first person; or

(b)  a group of persons that includes the first person.

(3)  To avoid doubt, the first person commits an offence against subsection (1) even if the offence of people smuggling is not committed.

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