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Crimes Act 1900 No 40
Current version for 14 August 2017 to date (accessed 20 August 2017 at 19:34)
Part 3A Division 5 Section 93T
93T   Participation in criminal groups
(1)  A person who participates in a criminal group is guilty of an offence if the person:
(a)  knows, or ought reasonably to know, that it is a criminal group, and
(b)  knows, or ought reasonably to know, that his or her participation in that group contributes to the occurrence of any criminal activity.
Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 5 years.
(1A)  A person who participates in a criminal group by directing any of the activities of the group is guilty of an offence if the person:
(a)  knows that it is a criminal group, and
(b)  knows, or is reckless as to whether, that participation contributes to the occurrence of any criminal activity.
Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years.
(2)  A person who assaults another person, intending by that action to participate in any criminal activity of a criminal group, is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years.
(3)  A person who destroys or damages property belonging to another person, or threatens to destroy or damage property belonging to another person, intending by that action to participate in any criminal activity of a criminal group, is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years.
(4)  A person who assaults a law enforcement officer while in the execution of the officer’s duty, intending by that action to participate in any criminal activity of a criminal group, is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 14 years.
(4A)  A person who participates in a criminal group whose activities are organised and on-going by directing any of the activities of the group is guilty of an offence if the person:
(a)  knows that it is a criminal group, and
(b)  knows, or is reckless as to whether, that participation contributes to the occurrence of any criminal activity.
Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 15 years.
(5)  For the purposes of this section, an action is taken to be carried out in relation to a law enforcement officer while in the execution of the officer’s duty, even though the law enforcement officer is not on duty at the time, if it is carried out:
(a)  as a consequence of, or in retaliation for, actions undertaken by that law enforcement officer in the execution of the officer’s duty, or
(b)  because the officer is a law enforcement officer.