Treason from Within

The Penalty
Extracts from the Crimes

Act 1914-1960 of the 

Commonwealth of Australia:-
24.—(1.) A person who—
(a) kills the Sovereign, does the Sovereign any bodily harm
tending to the death or destruction of the Sovereign
or maims, wounds, imprisons or restrains the Sovereign;
(b) kills the eldest son and heir apparent, or the Queen Consort,
of the Sovereign;
(c) levies war, or does any act preparatory to levying war,
against the Commonwealth;
(d) assists by any means whatever, with intent to assist, an enemy—
(i) at war with the Commonwealth, whether or not
the existence of a state of war has been declared; and
(ii) specified by proclamation
made for the purpose of this paragraph
to be an enemy at war with the Commonwealth;
(e) instigates a foreigner to make an armed invasion of the Commonwealth
or any Territory not forming part of the Commonwealth; or
(f) forms an intention to do any act
referred to in a preceding paragraph of this sub-section
and manifests that intention by an overt act,
shall be guilty of an indictable offence, called treason,
and liable to the punishment of death.”
24.—(2.) A person who—
(a) receives or assists another person who is, to his knowledge,
guilty of treason in order to enable him to escape punishment; or
(b) knowing that a person intends to commit treason,
does not give information thereof
with all reasonable despatch to a constable
or use other reasonable endeavours
to prevent the commission of the offence,
shall be guilty of an indictable offence.
Penalty: Imprisonment for life.
24.—(3.) On the trial of a person charged with treason
on the ground that he formed an intention to do an act referred to
in paragraph (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e) of sub-section (1.) of this section
and manifested that intention by an overt act,
evidence of the overt act shall not be admitted
unless the overt act was alleged in the indictment.
24.—(4.) A sentence of death passed by a court in pursuance of this section
shall be carried into execution in accordance with
the law of the State or Territory in which the offender is convicted
or, if the law of that State or Territory
does not provide for the execution of sentences of death,
in accordance with the directions of the Governor-General.

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