People smuggling involves organising or facilitating the illegal border crossing of another person or persons.
There are several offences under the commonwealth criminal law aimed at people smuggling and trafficking.
The Commonwealth Criminal Code provides for the following offences and maximum penalties:
Section 73 set out the offences and punishments for people smuggling and supporting people smuggling as follows:
Since People Smuggling offence is a criminal offence, the burden of proof lies on the Prosecution to prove beyond reasonable doubt. That is a high standard of proof that must be proved by the prosecution for the charge of People Smuggling.
To establish People Smuggling, the prosecution must prove:
(1) A person (the first person) is guilty of an offence if:
(a) the first person organises or facilitates the entry of another person (the other person) into a foreign country (whether or not via Australia); and
(b) the entry of the other person into the foreign country does not comply with the requirements under that country's law for entry into the country; and
(c) the other person is not a citizen or permanent resident of the foreign country.
Some of the possible defences available for those charged with People Smuggling can be as follows:
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