Parliamentary Privilege First Report


Annex C

BRIBERY LEGISLATION IN AUSTRALIA

Australia (federal)

CRIMES ACT 1914

  73A.  Corruption and bribery of members of the Parliament.

  (1) A member of either House of Parliament who asks for or receives or obtains, or offers or agrees to ask for or receive or obtain, any property or benefit of any kind for himself or any other person, on an understanding that the exercise by him of his duty or authority as such a member will, in any manner, be influenced or affected, is guilty of an offence.

  (2) A person who, in order to influence or affect a member of either House of the Parliament in the exercise of his duty or authority as such a member or to induce him to absent himself from the House of which he is a member, any committee of that House or from any committee of both Houses of the Parliament, gives or confers, or promises or offers to give or confer, any property or benefit of any kind to or on the member or any other person is guilty of an offence.

  Penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years.

   (This Section was added to the Act in 1982.)


 
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