High Court of Australia

Zaburoni v The Queen [2016] HCA 12

6 Apr 2016

Case Number: B69/2015


Kiefel, Bell, Gageler, Keane, Nettle JJ


Criminal law – Criminal liability – Criminal Code (Q), s 317(b) – Intent to cause specific result – Where appellant HIV positive – Where appellant lied to complainant about his HIV status – Where complainant diagnosed with HIV after frequent unprotected sex with appellant – Whether element of intent to cause specific result satisfied – Whether intent could be inferred from frequency of conduct giving rise to risk of specific result – Whether intent proved by evidence of awareness of risk.

Words and phrases – "awareness of risk", "intent", "motive", "proof of intention", "recklessness", "serious disease", "specific intent".

Criminal Code (Q) – ss 23, 317(b).

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