Database of Legislation

      Drug offences
        Obstruction of Justice
          Participation in an organized criminal group
            Piracy and Maritime crime
              Smuggling of migrants
                Trafficking in firearms
                  Crimes that affect the environment
                    Trafficking in persons
                       Schedule 1 - Part 1AB
                       Section 15HB

                      UNTOC Articles

                      • Organized Crime Convention

                      • Article 5: Criminalization of participation in an organized criminal group
                      • Article 2: Use of terms
                      • Article 23: Criminalization of obstruction of justice
                      • Trafficking in Persons Protocol

                      • Smuggling of Migrants Protocol

                      • Firearms Protocol


                        Original Text

                        5HB  What is a serious Commonwealth offence?


                        For the purposes of this Part, serious Commonwealth offence means an offence against a law of the Commonwealth:

                        (a)      that involves theft, fraud, tax evasion, currency violations, illegal drug dealings, illegal gambling, obtaining financial benefit by vice engaged in by others, extortion, money laundering, perverting the course of justice, bribery or corruption of, or by, an officer of the Commonwealth, an officer of a State or an officer of a Territory, bankruptcy and company violations, harbouring of criminals, forgery including forging of passports, armament dealings, illegal importation or exportation of fauna into or out of Australia, espionage, sabotage or threats to national security, misuse of  a computer or electronic communications, people smuggling, slavery, piracy, the organisation, financing or perpetration of sexual servitude or child sex tourism, dealings in child pornography or material depicting child abuse, importation of prohibited imports or exportation of prohibited exports, or that involves matters of the same general nature as one or more of the foregoing or that is of any other prescribed kind; and

                        (b)     that is punishable on conviction by imprisonment for a period of 3 years or more.