Criminal Code – Sedition

CRIMINAL CODE 1899 – SECT 44

Bring back hanging for treason and sedition
Bring back hanging for treason and sedition

44 Definition of seditious intention

An intention to effect any of the following purposes, that is to say—(a) to bring the Sovereign into hatred or contempt;

(b) to excite disaffection against the Sovereign or the Government or Constitution of the United Kingdom or of Queensland as by law established, or against either House of Parliament of the United Kingdom or of Queensland, or against the administration of justice;

(c) to excite Her Majesty’s subjects to attempt to procure the alteration of any matter in the State as by law established otherwise than by lawful means;

(d) to raise discontent or disaffection amongst Her Majesty’s subjects;

(e) to promote feelings of ill will and enmity between different classes of Her Majesty’s subjects;

is a seditious intention, unless it is justified by the provisions of section 45.An intention to effect any of the following purposes, that is to say—

(a) to bring the Sovereign into hatred or contempt;

(b) to excite disaffection against the Sovereign or the Government or Constitution of the United Kingdom or of Queensland as by law established, or against either House of Parliament of the United Kingdom or of Queensland, or against the administration of justice;

(c) to excite Her Majesty’s subjects to attempt to procure the alteration of any matter in the State as by law established otherwise than by lawful means;

(d) to raise discontent or disaffection amongst Her Majesty’s subjects;

(e) to promote feelings of ill will and enmity between different classes of Her Majesty’s subjects;is a seditious intention, unless it is justified by the provisions of section 45.

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