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CRIMINAL CODE 1899 - SECT 60A

Participants in criminal organisation being knowingly present in public places

60A Participants in criminal organisation being knowingly present in public places

(1) Any person who is a participant in a criminal organisation and is knowingly present in a public place with 2 or more other persons who are participants in a criminal organisation commits a misdemeanour.
Penalty: Maximum penalty—3 years imprisonment.
(2) It is a defence to a charge of an offence against subsection (1) to prove that the criminal organisation is not an organisation that has, as 1 of its purposes, the purpose of engaging in, or conspiring to engage in, criminal activity.
(3) In this section—

"criminal activity" does not include conduct constituting a simple offence or a regulatory offence.

"public place" means—
(a) a place, or part of a place, that the public is entitled to use, is open to members of the public or is used by the public, whether or not on payment of money; or
(b) a place, or part of a place, the occupier of which allows, whether or not on payment of money, members of the public to enter.



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