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1234.0 - Australian and New Zealand Standard Offence Classification (ANZSOC), 2011  
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Contents >> Division 15 >> SUBDIVISION 154 OFFENCES AGAINST GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

SUBDIVISION 154 OFFENCES AGAINST GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS

An act with the intent of resisting or hindering government officers, or government operations, other than police, justice or government security officers.

This subdivision is further disaggregated on the basis of whether the offence was against an individual person or an operation.

Offences in this subdivision are classified into the following groups:

    1541 Resist or hinder government official (excluding police officer, justice official or government security officer)
    1542 Bribery involving government officials
    1543 Immigration offences
    1549 Offences against government operations, nec

    1541 Resist or hinder government official (excluding police officer, justice official or government security officer)

    An act with the intent of resisting or hindering government officers, other than police officers, justice officials or government security officers, who are carrying out duties under authority of legislation.

    Inclusions:
    Resist customs officials
    Hinder ambulance or fire brigade officers

    Exclusions:
    Fail to declare goods. These are coded to Group 1694, Import/export regulations.


    1542 Bribery involving government officials

    The offering, giving or accepting of a bribe involving a government official whilst exercising his/her official authority.

    Inclusions:
    Bribery of elected government representatives (federal, state or local)

    Exclusions:
    Bribery to subvert the justice process (e.g. bribing a witness, juror or justice official). These are coded to Group 1561, Subvert the course of justice.
    Bribes that threaten national security (e.g. buy/sell/disclose national secrets). These are coded to Group 1559, Offences against government security, nec.


    1543 Immigration offences

    Offences involving illegal entry, people smuggling across international borders, or the failure to comply with immigration visa conditions, including undertaking employment when not permitted, or overstaying exit date.

    Inclusions:
    Illegal immigrant
    Visa offences
    People trafficking

    Exclusions:
    Passport or visa offences involving theft or fraud. These should be coded to Group 0821, Theft from a person (excluding by force) or Group 0911, Obtain benefit by deception.
    People trafficking involving sexual servitude. These are coded to Group 0323, Sexual servitude offences.


    1549 Offences against government operations, nec

    Offences against government operations, other than those of a security nature, with the intent of impeding the normal functioning capacity of that operation. Included in this group are offences against government statutory bodies or agencies that operate under specific government regulation.

    Inclusions:
    Fail to complete census form
    Fail to lodge taxation forms
    Fail to vote at election
    Hoax calls to emergency services
    Postal offences

    Exclusions:
    Theft of electricity, gas or water. These are coded to Group 0829, Theft (except motor vehicles), nec.



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