Minister: Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
Agency: Department of Justice and Attorney-General


Criminal Code Act 1899 No. 9

Table of Reprints

Effective Date Publication Date Amendments Included Notes
26 March 1994 26 March 1994 1993 Act No. 70
18 December 1995 07 August 1996 1995 Act No. 58
17 February 1997 14 March 1997 1995 Act No. 58
01 July 1997 04 July 1997 1997 Act No. 9
01 August 1997 01 August 1997 1997 Act No. 38
05 December 1997 09 December 1997 1997 Act No. 82
26 March 1998 03 April 1998 1998 Act No. 19
30 April 1999 18 June 1999 1999 Act No. 19
23 March 2000 31 March 2000 2000 Act No. 5
01 July 2000 14 July 2000 2000 Act No. 23
28 September 2000 29 September 2000 2000 Act No. 23
27 October 2000 08 November 2000 2000 Act No. 46
17 November 2000 01 December 2000 2000 Act No. 63
06 August 2001 17 August 2001 2001 Act No. 19
06 August 2001 07 September 2001 2001 Act No. 19
28 February 2002 13 March 2002 2001 Act No. 19
28 February 2002 05 June 2002 2002 Act No. 23
06 June 2002 20 June 2002 2002 Act No. 23
19 July 2002 2002 Act No. 23
27 September 2002 2002 Act No. 35
29 November 2002 2002 Act No. 68
01 April 2003 2002 Act No. 74
01 May 2003 2003 Act No. 3
20 June 2003 2003 Act No. 15
01 July 2003 1992 Act No. 44(amd 2002 Act No. 39)2002 Act No. 39
03 December 2003 2003 Act No. 92
08 December 2003 2003 Act No. 77
05 January 2004 2003 Act No. 55
06 August 2004 2004 Act No. 8
03 December 2004 2004 Act No. 43
01 January 2005 2004 Act No. 37
04 April 2005 2005 Act No. 9

Revised version

26 May 2005 2005 Act No. 24

Revised version

08 December 2005 2005 Act No. 70

Revised version

01 January 2006 2005 Act No. 55

Revised version

01 June 2006 2006 Act No. 262006 Act No. 30

Revised version

30 June 2006 2005 Act No. 45

Revised version

01 July 2006 2006 Act No. 25

Revised version

03 July 2006 2006 Act No. 8

Revised version

28 August 2006 2006 Act No. 29

Revised version

10 November 2006 2006 Act No. 45

Revised version

20 March 2007 2007 Act No. 14
01 July 2007 2007 Act No. 24
28 September 2007 2007 Act No. 37
25 October 2007 2007 Act No. 49
30 October 2007 2007 Act No. 6
30 November 2007 2007 Act No. 37
15 March 2008 2007 Act No. 59
01 July 2008 2007 Act No. 15
19 September 2008 2008 Act No. 50
25 November 2008 2008 Act No. 59
01 December 2008 2008 Act No. 552008 Act No. 67
01 July 2009 2009 Act No. 4
05 September 2009 2009 Act No. 33
24 September 2009 2009 Act No. 25
01 November 2009 2008 Act No. 67
01 December 2009 2009 Act No. 35
16 February 2010 2010 Act No. 1
29 March 2010 2009 Act No. 34
15 April 2010 2009 Act No. 53
23 May 2010 2010 Act No. 19
01 June 2010 2010 Act No. 2
01 July 2010 2009 Act No. 17
01 September 2010 2010 Act No. 29
21 September 2010 2010 Act No. 19
14 October 2010 2010 Act No. 42
01 November 2010 2010 Act No. 262010 Act No. 362010 Act No. 42
04 April 2011 2011 Act No. 7
01 July 2011 2011 Act No. 122011 Act No. 13
01 September 2011 2011 Act No. 27
06 December 2011 2011 Act No. 43
18 May 2012 2012 Act No. 6
01 July 2012 2011 Act No. 32(amd 2012 Act No. 9)
14 August 2012 2012 Act No. 18
21 August 2012 2012 Act No. 17
29 August 2012 2012 Act No. 19
01 September 2012 2011 Act No. 45
17 September 2012 2012 Act No. 5
26 February 2013 2013 Act No. 3
05 April 2013 2013 Act No. 3
29 April 2013 2013 Act No. 14
03 May 2013 2013 Act No. 19
01 July 2013 2013 Act No. 29
13 August 2013 2013 Act No. 31
29 August 2013 2013 Act No. 35
23 September 2013 2013 Act No. 39
17 October 2013 2013 Act No. 45
07 November 2013 2013 Act No. 56
27 November 2013 2013 Act No. 64
23 May 2014 2014 Act No. 13
01 June 2014 2014 Act No. 13

RA ss 21A, 43, 44A

01 July 2014 2013 Act No. 362014 Act No. 21

RA s 43

15 August 2014 2014 Act No. 39

RA s 27

29 August 2014 2014 Act No. 13
05 September 2014 2014 Act No. 42
01 December 2014 2014 Act No. 42
22 October 2015 2015 Act No. 17
01 December 2015 02 June 2016 2015 Act No. 17
05 May 2016 2016 Act No. 162016 Act No. 19
23 September 2016 07 October 2016 2016 Act No. 50
09 December 2016 20 December 2016 2016 Act No. 62
01 March 2017 03 March 2017 2016 Act No. 63
05 March 2017 10 March 2017 2016 Act No. 5
09 March 2017 14 March 2017 2016 Act No. 62
30 March 2017 12 April 2017 2017 Act No. 6
05 June 2017 12 June 2017 2017 Act No. 17
01 December 2017 01 December 2017 2017 Act No. 8

RA s 35

29 January 2018 23 January 2018 2017 Act No. 41
12 February 2018 31 January 2018 2016 Act No. 58

RA s 35

16 March 2018 29 May 2018 2018 Act No. 2

RA s 26

20 September 2018 25 September 2018 2018 Act No. 20

RA s 26

List of Legislation

Criminal Code No. 9 (schedule 1 to 63 Vic No. 9)

date of assent 28 November 1899

commenced 1 January 1901 (see s 2 of Act)

Note—This Code was to have been repealed by Criminal Code No. 37 of 1995 s 460 (1) sch 4 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2) deferred to 14 June 1997) (1996 SL No. 84 s 2 (2)) but the 1995 Code was never proclaimed into force and was repealed by 1997 No. 3 s 121.

Criminal Code Act 1899 No. 9 63 Vic No. 9

date of assent 28 November 1899

s 2 sch 1 commenced 1 January 1901 (see s 2)

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Note—This Act was to have been repealed by Criminal Code No. 37 of 1995 s 460 (1) sch 4 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA (2) deferred to 14 June 1997) (1996 SL No. 84 s 2 (2)) but the 1995 Code was never proclaimed into force and was repealed by 1997 No. 3 s 121.

Amending legislation

Criminal Code Correction of Errors Act 1900 No. 7 64 Vic No. 7

date of assent 20 November 1900

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Code Correction of Errors Act 1900 No. 7 64 Vic No. 7

date of assent 20 November 1900

commenced on date of assent

Statute Law Revision Act 1908 No. 18 8 Edw 7 No. 18 s 2 sch 1

date of assent 23 December 1908

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Code Amendment Act 1913 (No. 2) No. 25 4 Geo 5 No. 25

date of assent 26 November 1913

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Code Amendment Act 1913 No. 23 4 Geo 5 No. 23

date of assent 26 November 1913

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Code Amendment Act 1914 No. 22 5 Geo 5 No. 22

date of assent 03 December 1914

commenced on date of assent

Trade Union Act 1915 No. 31 6 Geo 5 No. 31 pt 2

date of assent 29 December 1915

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Code Amendment Act 1922 No. 2 13 Geo 5 No. 2

date of assent 31 July 1922

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Code Amendment Act 1922 (No. 2) No. 26 13 Geo 5 No. 26

date of assent 16 October 1922

commenced on date of assent

State Children Acts Amendment Act 1928 No. 19 19 Geo 5 No. 19 s 3

date of assent 14 November 1928

commenced on date of assent

Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1929 No. 28 20 Geo 5 No. 28 s 119

date of assent 23 December 1929

commenced on date of assent

Art Union Regulation Act 1930 No. 11 21 Geo 5 No. 11 s 3

date of assent 02 October 1930

commenced on 23 October 1930 (proc pubd gaz 25 October 1930 p 1592)

Criminal Code (Prohibition of Secret Commissions) and Further Amendment Act 1931 No. 40 22 Geo 5 No. 40

date of assent 24 December 1931

commenced on date of assent

Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act 1932 No. 36 23 Geo 5 No. 36 s 85

date of assent 06 January 1933

commenced 1 February 1933 (proc pubd gaz 14 January 1933 p 316)

Dairy Produce Acts and Other Acts Amendment Act 1934 No. 11 25 Geo 5 No. 11 s 11

date of assent 25 October 1934

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Code Amendment Act 1939 No. 28 3 Geo 6 No. 28

date of assent 01 December 1939

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Code Amendment Act 1943 No. 14 7 Geo 6 No. 14

date of assent 29 April 1943

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Law Amendment Act 1945 No. 11 9 Geo 6 No. 11 pt 2

date of assent 05 April 1945

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Code Amendment Act 1946 No. 22 10 Geo 6 No. 22

date of assent 11 April 1946

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Law Amendment Act 1946 No. 6 11 Geo 6 No. 6 ss 5–6

date of assent 20 December 1946

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Law Amendment Act 1948 No. 48 12 Geo 6 No. 48 pt 2

date of assent 09 December 1948

commenced on date of assent

Traffic Act 1949 No. 26 13 Geo 6 No. 26 s 24

date of assent 22 April 1949

commenced 1 February 1950 (proc pubd gaz 7 January 1950 p 37)

Elections Acts and the Criminal Code Amendment Act 1952 No. 4 1 Eliz 2 No. 4 pt 3

date of assent 09 April 1952

commenced 1 December 1952 (proc pubd gaz 15 November 1952 p 1210)

Criminal Code and Justices Acts Amendment Act 1956 No. 5 5 Eliz 2 No. 5 pt 2

date of assent 29 October 1956

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Code Amendment Act 1957 No. 1 6 Eliz 2 No. 1

date of assent 05 April 1957

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Code and Other Acts Amendment Act 1961 No. 11 10 Eliz 2 No. 11

date of assent 29 March 1961

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Code Amendment Act 1964 No. 14

date of assent 06 April 1964

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Code Amendment Act 1968 No. 44

date of assent 19 December 1968

commenced 1 January 1969 (see s 2)

Criminal Code and the Offenders Probation and Parole Act Amendment Act 1971 No. 41 pt 2

date of assent 25 October 1971

commenced on date of assent

Elections Act and the Criminal Code Amendment Act 1973 No. 8 pt 3

date of assent 11 April 1973

commenced 1 July 1973 (proc pubd gaz 19 May 1973 p 476)

Criminal Code Amendment Act 1973 No. 53

date of assent 25 October 1973

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Code and the Justices Act and Another Act (Stock Offences) Amendment Act 1973 No. 88 pt 2

date of assent 20 December 1973

commenced 1 April 1974 (proc pubd gaz 16 February 1974 p 687)

Public Defence Act 1974 No. 3 s 3(1)(b)

date of assent 02 April 1974

commenced 1 July 1974 (proc pubd gaz 15 June 1974 p 997)

Age of Majority Act 1974 No. 57 s 8 sch

date of assent 27 September 1974

commenced 1 March 1975 (proc pubd gaz 16 November 1974 p 1083)

Limitations of Actions Act 1974 No. 75 s 4 sch

date of assent 01 November 1974

commenced 1 July 1975 (see s 2)

Criminal Code and the Justices Act Amendment Act 1975 No. 27

date of assent 15 May 1975

commenced 1 July 1975 (see s 1 (4))

Criminal Code Amendment Act 1976 No. 25

date of assent 22 April 1976

commenced 1 July 1976 (see s 2)

Jury Act and Other Acts Amendment Act 1976 No. 39 pt 4

date of assent 05 May 1976

commenced 30 August 1976 (proc pubd gaz 24 July 1976 p 1718)

Justices Act and the Criminal Code Amendment Act 1977 No. 13 pt 3

date of assent 14 April 1977

commenced 1 July 1977 (proc pubd gaz 18 June 1977 p 1050)

Evidence Act 1977 No. 47 s 3(7) sch 1 pt G

date of assent 03 October 1977

commenced 1 January 1978 (see s 1 (2))

Justices Act and the Criminal Code Amendment Act 1978 No. 10 pt 3

date of assent 31 May 1978

commenced on date of assent

Status of Children Act 1978 No. 30 s 14 sch

date of assent 08 June 1978

commenced 1 January 1979 (see s 1 (2))

Criminal Law Amendment Act 1979 No. 2 pt 2

date of assent 06 April 1979

commenced 7 April 1979 (proc pubd gaz 7 April 1979 p 1359)

Bail Act 1980 No. 35 s 4(1) sch 1

date of assent 14 May 1980

commenced 1 July 1980 (proc pubd gaz 28 June 1980 p 1634)

Criminal Law Amendment Act 1982 No. 34

date of assent 01 September 1982

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Law Amendment Act 1982 (No. 2) No. 59

date of assent 03 December 1982

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Code Amendment Act 1984 No. 28

date of assent 05 April 1984

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 1984 (proc pubd gaz 30 June 1984 p 1475)

Criminal Code and Bail Act Amendment Act 1984 No. 32 pt 2

date of assent 12 April 1984

commenced on date of assent

Mental Health Act, Criminal Code and Health Act Amendment Act 1984 No. 66 pt 3

date of assent 12 September 1984

commenced 1 July 1985 (proc pubd gaz 27 April 1985 p 2349)

Director of Prosecutions Act 1984 No. 95 s 34(3)

date of assent 06 December 1984

commenced 17 January 1985 (proc pubd gaz 19 January 1985 p 165)

Regulatory Offences Act 1985 No. 32 s 10

date of assent 17 April 1985

commenced 29 April 1985 (proc pubd gaz 27 April 1985 p 2349)

Criminal Code Amendment Act 1986 No. 1

date of assent 06 March 1986

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 4–25, 27 (b), 28–35, 60–65, 66(b), 67–80 and 83–97 commenced 29 March 1986 (proc pubd gaz 29 March 1986 p 1289 as amd by proc pubd gaz 5 April 1986 p 1396)

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 1987 (proc pubd gaz 13 June 1987 p 1461)

Corrective Services (Consequential Amendments) Act 1988 No. 88 s 5 sch 2

date of assent 01 December 1988

commenced 15 December 1988 (see s 2 (2) and o in c pubd gaz 10 December 1988 p 1675)

Criminal Code, Evidence Act and Other Acts Amendment Act 1989 No. 17 pt 2 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 30 March 1989

ss 8, 56(b) never proclaimed into force and rep 1994 No. 87 s 4 (1) sch 3 pt 2

remaining provisions commenced 3 July 1989 (proc pubd gaz 24 June 1989 p 1821 as amd by proc pubd gaz 1 July 1989 p 2190)

Amending legislation

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1994 No. 87 ss 1–3 sch 1 (amends 1989 No. 17 above)

date of assent 01 December 1994

commenced on date of assent

Public Service (Administrative Arrangements) Act (No. 2) 1990 No. 80 s 3 sch 1

date of assent 14 November 1990

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Code and Another Act Amendment Act 1990 No. 93

date of assent 07 December 1990

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 19 January 1991 (proc pubd gaz 19 January 1991 p 174)

Referendums Legislation Amendment Act 1990 No. 101 pt 6

date of assent 12 December 1990

commenced on date of assent

Supreme Court of Queensland Act 1991 No. 68 s 111 sch 2

date of assent 24 October 1991

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 14 December 1991 (1991 SL No. 173)

Statutory Instruments Act 1992 No. 22 pts 1, 8

date of assent 01 June 1992

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Law (Escaped Prisoners) Amendment Act 1992 No. 25 pts 1–2

date of assent 01 June 1992

commenced on date of assent

Electoral Act 1992 No. 28 pts 1, 10 div 3

date of assent 01 June 1992

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 19 June 1992 (1992 SL No. 160)

Juvenile Justice Act 1992 No. 44 s 235 sch 3

date of assent 19 August 1992

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 September 1993 (1993 SL No. 313)

Juvenile Justice Act 1992 No. 44 s 341(3) (prev 262(3)) sch 3 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 19 August 1992

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 September 1993 (1993 SL No. 313)

Amending legislation

Juvenile Justice Amendment Act 2002 No. 39 ss 1–2, 115, 118 (amends 1992 No. 44 above)

date of assent 29 August 2002

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2003 (2002 SL No. 350)

Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 No. 48 ss 197(1), 207 sch

date of assent 24 November 1992

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 27 November 1992 (1992 SL No. 377)

Prostitution Laws Amendment Act 1992 No. 65 pts 1, 3

date of assent 07 December 1992

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 February 1993 (1993 SL No. 11)

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1992 No. 68 s 3 sch 2

date of assent 07 December 1992

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Law Amendment Act 1993 No. 65

date of assent 23 November 1993

commenced on date of assent

Justice and Attorney-General Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1993 No. 68 pt 6

date of assent 23 November 1993

commenced on date of assent

Local Government Act 1993 No. 70 s 804 sch

date of assent 07 December 1993

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 26 March 1994 (see s 2 (5))

Fisheries Act 1994 No. 37 s 244 sch 2

date of assent 08 September 1994

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 27 January 1995 (1995 SL No. 9)

Criminal Code No. 37 of 1995 ss 1–2, 459(2) sch 3 pt 1 div 2, 459(4) sch 3 pt 2 div 2, 459(6) sch 3 pt 3 div 2 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 16 June 1995

ss 1–2, 459 (2) sch 3 pt 1 div 2 commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (2))

remaining provisions never proclaimed into force and rep 1997 No. 3 s 121

Amending legislation

Statute Law Revision Act (No. 2) 1995 No. 58 ss 1–2, 4 sch 1 (amends 1995 No. 37 above)

date of assent 28 November 1995

commenced 16 June 1995 (see s 2 (1) sch 1)

Jury Act 1995 No. 42 ss 1–2, 76 sch 2

date of assent 09 November 1995

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 17 February 1997 (1997 SL No. 13)

Criminal Offence Victims Act 1995 No. 54 ss 1–2, 45 sch 2

date of assent 22 November 1995

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 18 December 1995 (1995 SL No. 383)

Statute Law Revision Act (No. 2) 1995 No. 58 ss 1–2, 4 sch 1

date of assent 28 November 1995

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Law Amendment Act 1997 No. 3 ss 1, 2(2) pt 3, s 120 sch 1 (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 03 April 1997

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 1997 (1997 SL No. 152)

Amending legislation

Justice and Other Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1997 No. 9 ss 1, 2(2), 3, pt 9 sch 1 (amends 1997 No. 3 above)

date of assent 15 May 1997

commenced 1 July 1997 (see s 2 (2))

Penalties and Sentences (Serious Violent Offences) Amendment Act 1997 No. 4 pts 1, 3

date of assent 03 April 1997

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 1997 (1997 SL No. 151)

Justice and Other Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1997 No. 9 ss 1–2(1) pt 7

date of assent 15 May 1997

commenced on date of assent

Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Remote Communities (Justice Initiatives) Amendment Act 1997 No. 32

date of assent 18 July 1997

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 August 1997 (1997 SL No. 234)

Friendly Societies (Queensland) Act 1997 No. 35 ss 1–2, 38 sch

date of assent 18 July 1997

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 October 1997 (1997 SL No. 307)

Courts Reform Amendment Act 1997 No. 38 ss 1–2, pt 4

date of assent 18 July 1997

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced on 1 August 1997 (1997 SL No. 235)

Justice and Other Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1997 No. 82 ss 1–3 sch

date of assent 05 December 1997

commenced on date of assent

Police and Other Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1998 No. 19 ss 1–2, pt 4

date of assent 26 March 1998

commenced on date of assent

Corrective Services Legislation Amendment Act 1999 No. 9 pt 1 sch

date of assent 30 March 1999

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 May 1999 (1999 SL No. 72)

Child Protection Act 1999 No. 10 ss 1, 2(2), 205 sch 3

date of assent 30 March 1999

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 23 March 2000 (2000 SL No. 45)

Justice Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1999 No. 16 ss 1–2 sch

date of assent 22 April 1999

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Code (Stalking) Amendment Act 1999 No. 18 pts 1–2

date of assent 30 April 1999

commenced on date of assent

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1999 No. 19 ss 1–3 sch

date of assent 30 April 1999

commenced on date of assent

Road Transport Reform Act 1999 No. 42 ss 1–2(1), 54(3) sch pt 3

date of assent 02 September 1999

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 1999 (see s 2 (1))

Audio Visual and Audio Links Amendment Act 1999 No. 65 pts 1, 3

date of assent 06 December 1999

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 March 2000 (2000 SL No. 14)

Justice Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No. 2) 1999 No. 66 ss 1, 2(2), pt 3 s 6 sch

date of assent 06 December 1999

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 March 2000 (2000 SL No. 15)

Prostitution Act 1999 No. 73 ss 1, 2(2)–(3), pt 10

date of assent 14 December 1999

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2000 (see s 2 (2)–(3))

Police Powers and Responsibilities Act 2000 No. 5 ss 1–2, 373 sch 2, 461 (prev s 373) sch 3

date of assent 23 March 2000

ss 1–2, 373 sch 2 commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (2))

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2000 (see s 2 (1), (3) and 2000 SL No. 174)

Mental Health Act 2000 No. 16 ss 1–2, 590 sch 1 pt 2

date of assent 08 June 2000

ss 1–2, 590 commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (1))

remaining provisions commenced 28 February 2002 (2002 SL No. 27)

Training and Employment Act 2000 No. 23 ss 1, 2(3), 293 sch 2

date of assent 27 June 2000

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 28 September 2000 (2000 SL No. 248)

Criminal Law Amendment Act 2000 No. 43 pts 1, 3

date of assent 13 October 2000

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 27 October 2000 (2000 SL No. 270)

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2000 No. 46 ss 1, 3 sch

date of assent 25 October 2000

commenced on date of assent

Justice and Other Legislation (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2000 No. 58 ss 1–2 sch

date of assent 17 November 2000

commenced on date of assent

Corrective Services Act 2000 No. 63 ss 1, 2(2), 276 sch 2

date of assent 24 November 2000

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2001 (2001 SL No. 88)

Crimes at Sea Act 2001 No. 19 ss 1–2, 9

date of assent 11 May 2001

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 6 August 2001 (2001 SL No. 128)

Electoral and Other Acts Amendment Act 2002 No. 8 ss 1, 2(2), pt 3

date of assent 19 April 2002

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 6 June 2002 (2002 SL No. 119)

Criminal Law Amendment Act 2002 No. 23 ss 1–2, pt 3, s 3 sch

date of assent 23 May 2002

ss 1–3 commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (1))

sch amdt 1 commenced 28 February 2002 (see s 2 (2))

remaining provisions commenced 19 July 2002 (2002 SL No. 157)

Drugs Misuse Amendment Act 2002 No. 35 ss 1–2, 13 sch

date of assent 16 August 2002

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 27 September 2002 (2002 SL No. 253)

Juvenile Justice Amendment Act 2002 No. 39 pts 1, 7

date of assent 29 August 2002

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2003 (2002 SL No. 350)

Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002 No. 68 ss 1–2(1)(a), (3)(a), ch 12 pt 4

date of assent 29 November 2002

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (3) (a))

Discrimination Law Amendment Act 2002 No. 74 ss 1–2, 90 sch

date of assent 13 December 2002

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 90 commenced 31 March 2003 (2003 SL No. 51)

remaining provisions commenced 1 April 2003 (2003 SL No. 51)

Sexual Offences (Protection of Children) Amendment Act 2003 No. 3 ss 1, 2(2), pt 3

date of assent 04 March 2003

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 May 2003 (2003 SL No. 52)

Criminal Code (Palliative Care) Amendment Act 2003 No. 15

date of assent 09 April 2003

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 20 June 2003 (2003 SL No. 114)

Evidence (Protection of Children) Amendment Act 2003 No. 55 pts 1, 5

date of assent 18 September 2003

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 5 January 2004 (2003 SL No. 280)

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2003 No. 77 ss 1, 2(3), pt 10

date of assent 06 November 2003

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 8 December 2003 (2003 SL No. 310)

Police Powers and Responsibilities and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2003 No. 92 s 1, pt 5A

date of assent 03 December 2003

commenced on date of assent

Terrorism (Community Safety) Amendment Act 2004 No. 8 pts 1, 3

date of assent 20 May 2004

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 6 August 2004 (2004 SL No. 147)

Local Government (Community Government Areas) Act 2004 No. 37 ss 1–2, 86 sch 1

date of assent 27 October 2004

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2005 (2004 SL No. 266)

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2004 No. 43 pts 1, 6, s 3 sch

date of assent 18 November 2004

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 3 December 2004 (2004 SL No. 263)

Criminal Code (Child Pornography and Abuse) Amendment Act 2005 No. 9 pts 1–2

date of assent 18 March 2005

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 4 April 2005 (2005 SL No. 48)

Tourism, Fair Trading and Wine Industry Development Legislation Amendment Act 2005 No. 24 pts 1, 5

date of assent 31 May 2005

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 26 May 2005 (see s 2)

Cross-Border Law Enforcement Legislation Amendment Act 2005 No. 45 ss 1–2(1), 74 sch 4

date of assent 14 October 2005

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 30 June 2006 (2006 SL No. 144)

Defamation Act 2005 No. 55 ss 1–2, 48 sch 4

date of assent 18 November 2005

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 January 2006 (see s 2)

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2005 No. 70 s 1, pt 10, s 166 sch

date of assent 08 December 2005

commenced on date of assent

Drug Legislation Amendment Act 2006 No. 8 pts 1, 4

date of assent 15 March 2006

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 3 July 2006 (2006 SL No. 151)

Health Quality and Complaints Commission Act 2006 No. 25 ss 1–2(1), 241(1) sch 3

date of assent 29 May 2006

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2006 (see s 2 (1))

Police Powers and Responsibilities and Other Acts Amendment Act 2006 No. 26 ss 1, 2(1)(e), 2(13), pt 3

date of assent 01 June 2006

commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (1) (e), 2 (13))

Corrective Services Act 2006 No. 29 ss 1, 2(2), 518 sch 3

date of assent 01 June 2006

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 28 August 2006 (2006 SL No. 213)

Criminal Code Amendment Act 2006 No. 30 pts 1–2

date of assent 01 June 2006

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Code (Drink Spiking) and Other Acts Amendment Act 2006 No. 45 pts 1–2

date of assent 10 November 2006

commenced on date of assent

Transport Legislation and Another Act Amendment Act 2007 No. 6 pts 1–1A

date of assent 28 February 2007

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 2B commenced 30 October 2007 (see 2007 SL No. 255) amdt given effect under AIA s 14H (2) (a)

remaining provisions commenced 30 October 2007 (2007 SL No. 255)

Criminal Code and Civil Liability Amendment Act 2007 No. 14 s 1, pt 2

date of assent 20 March 2007

commenced on date of assent

Security Providers Amendment Act 2007 No. 15 ss 1–2, 37 sch

date of assent 20 March 2007

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2008 (2008 SL No. 118)

Legal Profession Act 2007 No. 24 ss 1–2, 770 sch 1

date of assent 28 May 2007

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2007 (2007 SL No. 151)

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2007 No. 37 pts 1, 8, s 42 sch

date of assent 29 August 2007

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 43–44 commenced 30 November 2007 (2007 SL No. 295)

remaining provisions commenced 28 September 2007 (2007 SL No. 241)

Criminal Code (Double Jeopardy) Amendment Act 2007 No. 49

date of assent 25 October 2007

commenced on date of assent

Local Government and Other Legislation (Indigenous Regional Councils) Amendment Act 2007 No. 59 pts 1, 5

date of assent 22 November 2007

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 15 March 2008 (2007 SL No. 336)

Criminal Code and Jury and Another Act Amendment Act 2008 No. 50 pts 1–2

date of assent 19 September 2008

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Code and Other Acts Amendment Act 2008 No. 55 pts 1–2

date of assent 23 October 2008

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 2008 (2008 SL No. 386)

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2008 No. 59 s 1, pt 8

date of assent 25 November 2008

commenced on date of assent

Transport and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2008 No. 67 ss 1, 2(3)(d), pt 3 div 3, pt 6 div 2 sdiv 1

date of assent 01 December 2008

ss 1–2, pt 3 div 3 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 November 2009 (2009 SL No. 225)

Guide, Hearing and Assistance Dogs Act 2009 No. 4 ss 1–2, 124(2) sch 3

date of assent 23 February 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2009 (2009 SL No. 125)

Local Government Act 2009 No. 17 ss 1, 2(4), 331 sch 1

date of assent 12 June 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2010 (2010 SL No. 122)

Criminal Code and Other Legislation (Misconduct, Breaches of Discipline and Public Sector Ethics) Amendment Act 2009 No. 25 pts 1–2

date of assent 11 August 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 24 September 2009 (2009 SL No. 203)

Criminal Code (Medical Treatment) Amendment Act 2009 No. 33

date of assent 05 September 2009

commenced on date of assent

Juvenile Justice and Other Acts Amendment Act 2009 No. 34 ss 1, 2(2), 45(1) sch pt 1 amdt 12

date of assent 17 September 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 29 March 2010 (2010 SL No. 37)

Victims of Crime Assistance Act 2009 No. 35 ss 1–2, ch 7 pt 2

date of assent 17 September 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 2009 (2009 SL No. 277)

Criminal Organisation Act 2009 No. 53 ss 1–2, pt 11 div 2

date of assent 03 December 2009

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 15 April 2010 (2010 SL No. 61)

Criminal Code (Abusive Domestic Relationship Defence and Another Matter) Amendment Act 2010 No. 1

date of assent 16 February 2010

commenced on date of assent

Surrogacy Act 2010 No. 2 ss 1–2, ch 6 pt 5, s 89 sch 1

date of assent 16 February 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 June 2010 (2010 SL No. 86)

Transport and Other Legislation Amendment Act (No. 2) 2010 No. 19 ss 1, 2(1)(a), ch 2 pt 4

date of assent 23 May 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

s 24 commenced 21 September 2010 (see s 2 (1) (a) and gazette notice pubd Queensland Government Gazette No. 20, 21 September 2010 p 172)

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Civil and Criminal Jurisdiction Reform and Modernisation Amendment Act 2010 No. 26 pts 1, 4

date of assent 13 August 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 November 2010 (2010 SL No. 236)

Prostitution and Other Acts Amendment Act 2010 No. 29 s 1, pt 3

date of assent 01 September 2010

commenced on date of assent

Ministerial and Other Office Holder Staff Act 2010 No. 36 ss 1–2, pt 6 div 1

date of assent 20 September 2010

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 November 2010 (2010 SL No. 304)

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2010 No. 42 ss 1–2(1), pt 7

date of assent 14 October 2010

s 23 commenced 1 November 2010 (2010 SL No. 301)

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Criminal Code and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2011 No. 7 pts 1–2

date of assent 04 April 2011

commenced on date of assent

Transport and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2011 No. 12 ss 1–2(1), pt 4

date of assent 14 April 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2011 (2011 SL No. 97)

Forensic Disability Act 2011 No. 13 ch 1 pt 1, ch 14 pt 5

date of assent 19 May 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2011 (2011 SL No. 121 item 1)

Local Government Electoral Act 2011 No. 27 s 1, pt 12 div 7

date of assent 01 September 2011

commenced on date of assent

Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 No. 32 ss 1–2, 332 sch 1 pt 2 (prev Health and Hospitals Network Act 2011) (this Act is amended, see amending legislation below)

date of assent 28 October 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2012 (2012 SL No. 61 item 3) (previous proclamation 2012 SL No. 23 item 3 was rep (2012 SL No. 61))

Amending legislation

Health and Hospitals Network and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 No. 9 ss 1–2(1), 47 (amends 2011 No. 32 above)

date of assent 27 June 2012

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2012 (see s 2 (1))

Criminal Organisation Amendment Act 2011 No. 43 pts 1, 4

date of assent 06 December 2011

commenced on date of assent

Civil Proceedings Act 2011 No. 45 ss 1–2, pt 17

date of assent 06 December 2011

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 September 2012 (2012 SL No. 146)

Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 No. 5 ss 1–2, pt 11 div 1

date of assent 17 February 2012

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 17 September 2012 (see s 2)

Parliament of Queensland and Other Acts Amendment Act 2012 No. 6 ss 1, 27 sch amdts 1(1)(a), (2), 2(1)(a), (2)

date of assent 18 May 2012

commenced on date of assent

Penalties and Sentences and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2012 No. 17 pts 1, 5

date of assent 14 August 2012

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 21 August 2012 (see s 2)

Criminal Law (False Evidence Before Parliament) Amendment Act 2012 No. 18 pts 1–2

date of assent 14 August 2012

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Law Amendment Act 2012 No. 19 pts 1–2

date of assent 29 August 2012

commenced on date of assent

Classification of Computer Games and Images and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 3 ss 1–2(1)(a), (2)(d)–(f), (3), pt 5, s 61 sch 2

date of assent 26 February 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 42, 43(1)–(5) commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (1) (a), (3))

remaining provisions commenced 5 April 2013 (2013 SL No. 39)

Criminal Law (Child Exploitation and Dangerous Drugs) Amendment Act 2013 No. 14 pts 1, 3

date of assent 29 April 2013

commenced on date of assent

Queensland Rail Transit Authority Act 2013 No. 19 ss 1, 120 sch 1

date of assent 03 May 2013

commenced on date of assent

Industrial Relations (Transparency and Accountability of Industrial Organisations) and Other Acts Amendment Act 2013 No. 29 ss 1, 2(2), pt 2D

date of assent 20 June 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2013 (see s 2 (2))

Criminal Law and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 31 s 1, pt 4

date of assent 13 August 2013

commenced on date of assent

Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 35 s 1, pt 11B

date of assent 29 August 2013

commenced on date of assent

Health Ombudsman Act 2013 No. 36 ss 1–2, 331 sch 1

date of assent 29 August 2013

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2014 (2014 SL No. 15)

Treasury and Trade and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 39 ss 1, 111 sch 4

date of assent 23 September 2013

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Law (Criminal Organisations Disruption) Amendment Act 2013 No. 45 pts 1, 4

date of assent 17 October 2013

commenced on date of assent

G20 (Safety and Security) Act 2013 No. 56 s 1, pt 15 div 1

date of assent 07 November 2013

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Law (Criminal Organisations Disruption) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2013 No. 64 ss 1–2(1)(a), pt 5

date of assent 27 November 2013

commenced on date of assent

Criminal Code and Another Act (Stock) Amendment Act 2014 No. 13 pts 1–2

date of assent 09 April 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

ss 3–11, 17 commenced 23 May 2014 (2014 SL No. 67)

s 15 commenced 29 August 2014 (2014 SL No. 194)

remaining provisions commenced 1 June 2014 (2014 SL No. 67)

Crime and Misconduct and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No. 21 ss 1, 2(2), 94(2) sch 2

date of assent 21 May 2014

ss 1–2 commenced on date of assent

remaining provisions commenced 1 July 2014 (2014 SL No. 107)

Criminal Law Amendment Act 2014 No. 39 s 1, pt 5

date of assent 14 August 2014

commenced on date of assent

Safe Night Out Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No. 42 ss 1, 2(2), (5), pt 4

date of assent 05 September 2014

ss 1–2 comm on date of assent

ss 12, 14, 16 (other than s 16 (1), (3)) commenced on date of assent (see s 2 (2))

remaining provisions commenced 1 December 2014 (see s 2 (5))

Criminal Law (Domestic Violence) Amendment Act 2015 No. 17 pts 1–2

date of assent 22 October 2015

ss 1–1A commenced on date of assent

ss 4–5 commenced 1 December 2015 (see s 1A)

remaining provisions commenced on date of assent

Mental Health Act 2016 No. 5

date of assent 04 March 2016

ch 1 pt 1 hdgs, ss 3—4, pts 2–4, chs 2—21 schs 1—4 comm 5 March 2017 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA(2))

Criminal Law (Domestic Violence) Amendment Act 2016 No. 16

date of assent 05 May 2016

comm on date of assent

Criminal Law (Domestic Violence) Amendment Act 2016 No. 16 pts 1–2

date of assent 05 May 2016

commenced on date of assent

Crime and Corruption Amendment Act 2016 No. 19 pt 1, s 46 sch 1

date of assent 05 May 2016

commenced on date of assent

Health and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 50

date of assent 23 September 2016

pts 1–6 sch 1 comm on date of assent

Youth Justice and Other Legislation (Inclusion of 17-year-old Persons) Amendment Act 2016 No. 58

date of assent 11 November 2016

pt 2–3, sch 1 comm 12 February 2018 (automatic commencement under AIA s 15DA(2) (2017 SL No. 189 s 2))

Serious and Organised Crime Legislation Amendment Act 2016 No. 62

date of assent 09 December 2016

pts 1–6, 7 divs 1–2, pts 8–16, 19–20, 21 divs 1–2, pts 23–27, ss 395396(1)–(3), pts 29, 30 divs 1–2, pts 31–37, sch 1 pt 1, sch 2 comm on date of assent

pt 7 div 3, pts 17–18, 21 div 3, pt 22, s 396(4)–(7), pt 30 div 3, sch 1 pt 2 comm 9 March 2017 see s 2(1))

pt 7 div 4 comm 9 December 2018 (see s 2(2))

Industrial Relations Act 2016 No. 63

date of assent 09 December 2016

ss 1–2 comm on date of assent

ss 1–2 comm on date of assent

ch 1 pt 1 hdgs, ss 35, pts 2–3, chs 2–18, ch 19 pts 1–7, ss 11181124, 1126–1128, 1151, 152 (to the extent it ins new s 289), ch 19 pts 9–10, schs 1–6 comm 1 March 2017 (2017 SL No. 24)

Criminal Law Amendment Act 2017 No. 6

date of assent 30 March 2017

comm on date of assent

Victims of Crime Assistance and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017 No. 8

date of assent 30 March 2017

pt 2, ss 7, 9, 10, 101 sch 1 amdts of Bail Act 1980, Criminal Code, Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 and Justices Act 1886 comm 1 December 2017 (2017 SL No. 215)

Court and Civil Legislation Amendment Act 2017 No. 17

date of assent 05 June 2017

ss 1–2, pt 11, s 258 sch 1 comm on date of assent

Penalties and Sentences (Drug and Alcohol Treatment Orders) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2017 No. 41

date of assent 27 October 2017

pt 2, ss 1416, pt 6, ss 32, 35 comm 29 January 2018 (2017 SL No. 231)

Police and Other Legislation (Identity and Biometric Capability) Amendment Act 2018 No. 2

date of assent 16 March 2018

pts 1–2, 3 (other than section 8(1)), 4–7 comm on date of assent

Police Powers and Responsibilities and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2018 No. 20

date of assent 20 September 2018

pts 1–6, 7 (other than s 22), 8–11 comm on date of assent

Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2018

Criminal Code (Non-consensual Sharing of Intimate Images) Amendment Bill 2018

Transitional and savings provisions for Criminal Code

Section 2 of the Criminal Code Amendment Act of 1922 provides—

2Abolition of capital punishment

The sentence of punishment by death shall no longer be pronounced or recorded, and the punishment of death shall no longer be inflicted.

Section 3 of the Criminal Code Amendment Act 1968 provides—

3 Application of Act

This Act does not apply in respect of compensation for injury suffered before the commencement of this Act.

Sections 9–10 of the Criminal Code and the Offenders Probation and Parole Act Amendment Act 1971 provides—

9 References in Acts (other than this Act) to Wilful Murder

A reference in any Act (other than this Act), or in any instrument made under any such Act, to—
(a) “wilful murder”;
(b) “wilful murder or murder”;
(c) “wilful murder and murder”;
(d) “wilful murder, murder”,

shall, unless the context is such that it would be inappropriate or the contrary intention appears, be read as a reference to “murder” and the Act or instrument shall have effect accordingly.

10Transitional

(1) Where a person is charged on indictment with an offence against section 301 of The Criminal Code before the commencement of this Act and the trial on the indictment is continued after that commencement, the trial shall be continued, and punishment shall be imposed and enforced upon a conviction in the proceedings, as if this Act had not been passed.

(2) Where before the commencement of this Act a person has committed an offence against section 301 of The Criminal Code in respect of which he has not been charged on indictment before that commencement, he may be charged under section 302 of The Criminal Code as amended by this part of this Act in respect of the act or omission constituting the offence as if at the time of doing the act or making the omission constituting the offence as if at the time of doing the act or making the omission the said section 302 as so amended had been of force and effect.

Section 19 of the Justices Act and the Criminal Code Amendment Act 1977 provides—

19Notes to sections of Code deemed to be headings

Where, in the form in which a section inserted by way of amendment in The Criminal Code was enacted, there appears a note in and at the beginning of the section it shall be deemed that such note is and was enacted as a heading appearing immediately above the section in and at the beginning of which it appears.

Section 3 of the Regulatory Offences Act 1985 provides—

3 Act not to alter The Criminal Code

Subject to the provisions of section 10, nothing in this Act shall be construed to alter the provisions of The Criminal Code.

Section 16 the Criminal Code and Another Act Amendment Act 1990 provides—

16Transitional

(1) Subject to subsection (2), a person who before the commencement of this Act commits—
(a) an offence defined in sections 208 (1) or (3) of The Criminal Code as it exists immediately before the commencement; or
(b) an offence defined in section 209 or 535 of The Criminal Code constituted by an attempt to commit an offence defined in paragraph (a);

cannot thereafter be convicted of the offence unless it is committed in respect of a person not an adult within the meaning of The Criminal Code

(3) A person who, before the commencement of this Act commits an offence defined in section 211 of The Criminal Code as it existed immediately before the commencement, cannot thereafter be convicted of the offence.

(4) A provision of this section stating that a person cannot be convicted after the commencement of this Act of an offence defined in a specified section of The Criminal Code committed before the commencement does not have the effect that such a person cannot be charged convicted and punished for an offence defined in some other section of The Criminal Code where the circumstances in question constitute an offence defined in that other section.