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MIGRATION ACT 1958 - SECT 233E

Concealing and harbouring non-citizens etc.

             (1)  A person (the first person ) commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the first person conceals another person (the second person ); and

                     (b)  the second person is a non-citizen; and

                     (c)  the first person engages in the conduct with the intention that the second person will enter Australia in contravention of this Act.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 10 years or 1,000 penalty units, or both.

             (2)  A person (the first person ) commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the first person conceals another person (the second person ); and

                     (b)  the second person is an unlawful non-citizen or a deportee; and

                     (c)  the first person engages in the conduct with the intention of preventing discovery by an officer of the second person.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 10 years or 1,000 penalty units, or both.

             (3)  A person (the first person ) commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the first person harbours another person (the second person ); and

                     (b)  the second person is an unlawful non-citizen, a removee or a deportee.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 10 years or 1,000 penalty units, or both.



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