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CRIMINAL CODE 1899 - SECT 98C
(1) A person who—
(a) asks for or receives; or
(b) offers, or agrees, to
ask for or receive; a benefit of any kind, whether for himself or herself or
for someone else, on the understanding that the person’s election conduct
will be influenced or affected is guilty of a crime.
penalty—7 years imprisonment.
(2) A person who, in order to influence or
affect another person’s election conduct, gives a benefit of any kind to
anyone is guilty of a crime.
Maximum penalty—7 years
(3) In this section—
"election conduct" of a person means—
(a) the way in which the person votes
at an election or referendum; or
(b) the person’s nominating as a candidate
for an election; or
(c) the person’s support of, or opposition to, a
candidate or a political party at an election; or
(d) the person’s approval
or disapproval of the Bill or question submitted to the electors at a
"give" includes promise or offer to give.
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