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What penalties are available to the courts for violations of corruption laws by individuals?
Section 70.2 of the Criminal Code provides a maximum penalty of 10 years’ imprisonment, a fine of A$1.7 million or both.
Companies or organisations
What penalties are available to the courts for violations of corruption laws by companies or organisations?
Section 70.2 of the code provides that a corporation can be fined the higher of:
- A$1.7 million;
- 10% of the corporation’s annual turnover within 12 months of the breach; or
- three times the value of any benefit obtained directly or indirectly that can be reasonable attributed to the breach.
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