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Offences against Australian Government employees

Stopping an Australian Government employee from doing their job is a crime

Offences against Australian Government employees

It's an offence to hinder or obstruct an Australian Government official from performing their official function.

You could face up to 2 years in jail if, for example, you:

  • hinder a uniformed AFP officer who's trying to investigate a possible crime
  • obstruct a Commonwealth public official from carrying out their duties
  • intimidate a Commonwealth politician not to perform their parliamentary duties.

Our Economic, Corporate Crime and Corruption Command investigates offences against Australian Government officials.

If you suspect an offence, let us know

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