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Reconciliation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Bill 2001
Schedule 1 Application of the Criminal Code

   

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission Act 1989

1  At the end of Part 1

Add:

5A   Application of the Criminal Code

                   Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code (except Part 2.5) applies to all offences against this Act.

Note 1:       Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code sets out the general principles of criminal responsibility.

Note 2:       Part 2.5 of the Criminal Code (which deals with corporate criminal responsibility) is excluded from applying to offences against this Act by subsection 199(10) .

2  Subsection 78A(6)

Omit “, without reasonable excuse, refuses or”.

3  After subsection 78A(6)

Insert:

Strict liability

          (6A)  Subsection (6) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

Defence of reasonable excuse

          (6B)  Subsection (6) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (6B) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

4  Subsection 78A(7)

Omit “subsection (6), it is not a reasonable excuse for a person to refuse or”, substitute “subsection (6B), it is not a reasonable excuse for a person to”.

5  Paragraphs 90(4)(a) and 191(4)(a)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  an offence against section 6 of the Crimes Act 1914 ; or

                    (aa)  an offence against section 11.1, 11.4 or 11.5 of the Criminal Code ; or

6  Subsection 193S(4)

Omit “intentionally or recklessly”.

7  Paragraph 198(1)(d)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (d)  the doing of any act or thing by the first-mentioned person:

                              (i)  with the intention of influencing the preferences set out in the vote of an elector; or

                             (ii)  with the likely result that the preferences set out in the vote of an elector are influenced;

8  Subsection 198(2)

Omit “in order to influence or affect”, substitute “with the intention of influencing or affecting”.

9  Paragraph 198(2)(d)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (d)  the doing of any act or thing by another person:

                              (i)  with the intention of influencing the preferences set out in the vote of an elector; or

                             (ii)  with the likely result that the preferences set out in the vote of an elector are influenced;

10  Paragraph 199(9)(b)

Omit all the words from and including “an offence created” to and including “ Criminal Code ,”, substitute:

                            an offence created by:

                              (i)  section 6 of the Crimes Act 1914 ; or

                             (ii)  section 11.1, 11.2, 11.4 or 11.5 of the Criminal Code ; or

                            (iii)  section 134.1, 134.2, 135.1, 135.2, 135.4 or 136.1 of the Criminal Code ;

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Queensland Reserves and Communities Self-Management) Act 1978

11  After section 4

Insert:

4A   Application of the Criminal Code

                   Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code applies to all offences against this Act.

Note:          Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code sets out the general principles of criminal responsibility.

12  Subsection 10(11)

Omit “charged proves that he”.

13  At the end of subsection 10(11)

Add:

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (11) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976

14  At the end of Part I

Add:

3A   Application of the Criminal Code

                   Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code applies to all offences against this Act.

Note:          Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code sets out the general principles of criminal responsibility.

15  Subsection 30(11)

Omit “the person charged proves that”.

16  Subsection 30(11)

Omit “his attention”, substitute “the attention of the person charged”.

17  At the end of subsection 30(11)

Add:

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (11) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

18  After subsection 35(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  Subsection (1) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

19  Subsection 38(7)

Omit “, without reasonable excuse,”.

20  Subsection 38(8)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (8)  Subsection (7) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

             (9)  Subsection (7) does not apply if:

                     (a)  the Council has a reasonable excuse; or

                     (b)  the councillor did not know that the Council had failed to comply with a provision of this section.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (9) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

21  Subsection 39(5)

Omit “, without reasonable excuse,”.

22  After subsection 39(5)

Insert:

             (6)  Subsection (5) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

          (6A)  Subsection (5) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (6A) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

23  After subsection 52(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  Subsection (1) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

24  After subsection 53(3)

Insert:

          (3A)  Subsection (3) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

25  After subsection 54(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  Subsection (1) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

26  After subsection 58(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  Subsection (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

27  Subsection 58(5)

Omit “, without reasonable excuse,”.

28  Subsection 58(6)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (6)  Subsection (5) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

             (7)  Subsection (5) does not apply if:

                     (a)  the Governing Committee has a reasonable excuse; or

                     (b)  the member did not know that the Committee had failed to comply with subsections (3) and (4).

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (7) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

29  Subsection 59(7)

Omit “, without reasonable excuse,”.

30  Subsection 59(8)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (8)  Subsection (7) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

             (9)  Subsection (7) does not apply if:

                     (a)  the Governing Committee has a reasonable excuse; or

                     (b)  the member did not know that the Committee had failed to comply with a provision of this section.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (9) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

31  At the end of section 59A

Add:

             (3)  Subsection (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

32  Subsection 60(5)

Omit “, without reasonable excuse,”.

33  After subsection 60(5)

Insert:

             (6)  Subsection (5) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

          (6A)  Subsection (5) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (6A) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

34  After subsection 64(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  Subsection (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

35  Subsection 69(1)

Omit “, without reasonable excuse, refuse or”.

36  At the end of section 69

Add:

             (2)  Subsection (1) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

             (3)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the person has a reasonable excuse.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (3) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

Aboriginal Land Grant (Jervis Bay Territory) Act 1986

37  At the end of Part I

Add:

3A   Application of the Criminal Code

                   Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code applies to all offences against this Act.

Note:          Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code sets out the general principles of criminal responsibility.

38  Subsections 48(3) and (4)

Repeal the subsections, substitute:

             (3)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person enters or remains in a place; and

                     (b)  a declaration under subsection (1) is in force in relation to the place; and

                     (c)  a sign is displayed in relation to the place; and

                     (d)  the sign is displayed under subsection (2).

Penalty:  $1,000.

          (3A)  Strict liability applies to paragraphs (3)(b) and (d).

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

          (3B)  Subsection (3) does not apply if:

                     (a)  the person enters or remains in the place:

                              (i)  in performing functions under this Act; or

                             (ii)  otherwise in accordance with this Act or a law in force in the Territory; or

                            (iii)  with the consent of the Council; or

                     (b)  the person is an Aboriginal member of the Community.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (3B) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

             (4)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person does an act; and

                     (b)  the act results in damage or disturbance to a place; and

                     (c)  a declaration under subsection (1) is in force in relation to the place; and

                     (d)  a sign is displayed in relation to the place; and

                     (e)  the sign is displayed under subsection (2).

Penalty:  $5,000 or imprisonment for 2 years, or both.

          (4A)  Strict liability applies to paragraphs (4)(c) and (e).

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

Aboriginal Land (Lake Condah and Framlingham Forest) Act 1987

39  After section 4

Insert:

4A   Application of the Criminal Code

                   Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code (except Part 2.5) applies to all offences against this Act.

Note:          Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code sets out the general principles of criminal responsibility.

40  Paragraph 30(1)(b)

Omit “for the purpose”, substitute “with the intention”.

41  Section 35

Omit “for the purposes of”, substitute “with the intention of”.

Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976

42  At the end of Part I

Add:

3D   Application of the Criminal Code

                   Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code (except Part 2.5) applies to all offences against this Act.

Note:          Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code sets out the general principles of criminal responsibility.

43  Subsection 23E(4)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (4)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  information is communicated to the person (the first person ) in accordance with paragraph (3)(b) or (ba); and

                     (b)  the information is communicated by a person (the second person ) to whom this section applies; and

                     (c)  the second person acquired the information because of his or her membership of, or employment by, a Land Council or his or her activities as an authorised person; and

                     (d)  the information concerns the affairs of a third person; and

                     (e)  the first person, either directly or indirectly, makes a record of, or divulges or communicates the information to any other person.

Penalty:  $ 1,0 00 or imprisonment for 6 months.

          (4A)  Strict liability applies to paragraphs (4)(a), (b) and (c).

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

          (4B)  Subsection (4) does not apply if the first person makes the record, or divulges or communicates the information, for the purpose of advising the Minister in connection with this Act.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (4B) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

44  Subsection 54(6)

Omit “, without lawful excuse, refuse or”.

45  At the end of section 54

Add:

             (7)  Subsection (6) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

46  Subsection 54A(2)

Omit “, without lawful excuse, refuse or”.

47  After subsection 54A(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  Subsection (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .

48  Subsection 54AA(3)

Omit “knowingly”, substitute “intentionally”.

49  Subsection 69(1)

Omit “Except in the performance of functions under this Act or otherwise in accordance with this Act or a law of the Northern Territory, a person”, substitute “A person”.

50  After subsection 69(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  In proceedings for an offence against subsection (1), it is a defence if the person enters or remains on the land in performing functions under this Act or otherwise in accordance with this Act or a law of the Northern Territory.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (2A) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

51  Subsection 70(1)

Omit “Except in the performance of functions under this Act or otherwise in accordance with this Act or a law of the Northern Territory, a person”, substitute “A person”.

52  After subsection 70(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  In proceedings for an offence against subsection (1), it is a defence if the person enters or remains on the land in performing functions under this Act or otherwise in accordance with this Act or a law of the Northern Territory.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (2A) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Act 1989

53  At the end of Part 1

Add:

3A   Application of the Criminal Code

                   Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code (except Part 2.5) applies to all offences against this Act.

Note 1:       Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code sets out the general principles of criminal responsibility.

Note 2:       Part 2.5 of the Criminal Code (which deals with corporate criminal responsibility) is excluded from applying to offences against this Act by subsection 47(10).

54  Paragraph 47(9)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  an offence created by:

                              (i)  section 6 of the Crimes Act 1914 ; or

                             (ii)  section 11.1, 11.2, 11.4 or 11.5 of the Criminal Code ; or

                            (iii)  section 134.1, 134.2, 135.1, 135.2, 135.4 or 136.1 of the Criminal Code ;

                            being an offence that relates to this Act or the regulations.