Group
Subdivision

155 Offences against government security

Latest release
Australian and New Zealand Standard Offence Classification (ANZSOC)
Reference period
2011

Subdivision 155 Offences against government security

An act or omission prejudicial to effective enforcement of government operations concerned with the preservation of national security.

This subdivision is further disaggregated on the basis of whether the enforcement of government security operations involved government officials.

Offences in this subdivision are classified into the following groups:

1551 Resist or hinder government officer concerned with government security

1559 Offences against government security, nec

Inclusions:

Computer hacking involving breach of government security

1551 Resist or hinder government officer concerned with government security

An act with the intent of resisting or hindering the official directions of a government officer, other than a police officer or justice official, who is concerned with maintaining government security. Official directions are those given in the conduct of the officer’s duties.

1559 Offences against government security, nec

Offences against government security other than resisting or hindering the official directions of a government officer, other than a police officer or justice official, who is concerned with maintaining government security.

Inclusions:

Acts that are harmful to, or threaten national security (e.g. treason)

Phone tapping for espionage purposes

Sedition

Buy, sell or disclose national secrets

Aid pirates

Incite mutiny

Conspire, prepare or plan a terrorist act

Be a member or provide support to a terrorist organisation

Incite or commit a terrorist act

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