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Meaning of criminal group—ch 6A

    (1)     In this chapter:

"criminal group" means a group of 3 or more people who have either or both of the following objectives:

        (a)     to obtain a material benefit from conduct engaged in in or outside the ACT (including outside Australia) that, if it occurred in the ACT, would constitute an indictable offence under a territory law;

        (b)     to commit serious violence offences (whether in or outside the ACT).

    (2)     A group of people can be a criminal group whether or not—

        (a)     any of them are subordinates or employees of others; or

        (b)     only some of the people involved in the group are involved in planning, organising or carrying out a particular activity; or

        (c)     its membership changes from time to time.

    (3)     In this section:

"serious violence offence—"an offence is a serious violence offence if—

        (a)     it is punishable by imprisonment for a term of 5 years or more; and

        (b)     the conduct constituting the offence involves any of the following:

              (i)     loss of a person's life or serious risk of loss of a person's life;

              (ii)     serious injury to a person or serious risk of serious injury to a person;

              (iii)     serious damage to property in circumstances endangering the safety of any person.

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