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Name: Criminal Code Amendment (Slavery and Sexual Servitude) Act 1999 (Act No. 104)
Country: Australia
Subject(s): Elimination of forced labour
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1999-08-24
Entry into force:
ISN: AUS-1999-L-67458
Bibliography: Act on-line Act on-line Commonwealth of Australia Law (ComLaw), Attorney General's Department, Australia PDF PDF (consulted on 2009-08-06)
Abstract/Citation: Amends the Criminal Code of 1995. Creates a penalty of 25 years if a person, whether within or outside Australia:
(i) enters into any commercial transaction involving a slave; or
(ii) exercises control or direction over, or provides finance for, any commercial transaction involving a slave; or
(iii) exercises control or direction over, or provides finance for, any act of slave trading; and (b) is reckless as to whether the transaction or act involves a slave, slavery or slave trading.

Repeals the following Acts:
Pacific Islanders Protection Act 1873 (35 & 36 Victoria, ch 19)
Pacific Islanders Protection Act 1875 (38 & 39 Victoria, ch 51)
Slavery Abolition Act 1833 (3 & 4 William IV, ch 73)
Slave Trade Act 1824 (5 George IV, ch 113)
Slave Trade Act 1843 (6 & 7 Victoria, ch 98)
Slave Trade Act 1873 (36 & 37 Victoria, ch 88)
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