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Aggravated offences—pt 2 offences involving family violence

    (1)     This section applies to an offence against any of the following provisions:

        (a)     section 15 (Manslaughter);

        (b)     section 19 (Intentionally inflicting grievous bodily harm);

        (c)     section 20 (Recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm);

        (d)     section 21 (Wounding);

        (e)     section 23 (Inflicting actual bodily harm);

        (f)     section 24 (Assault occasioning actual bodily harm);

        (g)     section 26 (Common assault);

        (h)     section 27 (Acts endangering life etc);

              (i)     section 28 (Acts endangering health etc);

        (j)     section 29 (Culpable driving of motor vehicle);

        (k)     section 30 (Threat to kill);

        (l)     section 31 (Threat to inflict grievous bodily harm);

        (m)     section 32 (Demands accompanied by threats);

        (n)     section 35 (Stalking).

    (2)     The offence is an aggravated offence if the offence involves family violence.

    (3)     If the prosecution intends to prove that the offence is an aggravated offence, the factors of aggravation must be stated in the charge.

    (4)     To remove any doubt—

        (a)     it is not necessary for the prosecution to prove that the defendant had a fault element in relation to any factor of aggravation; and

        (b)     the Criminal Code

, chapter 2 (other than the applied provisions) does not apply to an offence mentioned in subsection (1), whether or not it is an aggravated offence.

    (5)     In this section:

"factor of aggravation" means the matter mentioned in subsection (2).

Note     The following sections also provide that particular offences involving family violence are aggravated offences:

        (a)     s 72AA (Aggravated offences—pt 3 offences involving family violence);

        (b)     s 72EA (Aggravated offences—pt 3A offences involving family violence);

        (c)     s 116 (Destroying or damaging property).

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