Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3

CHAPTER 10 - NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE  

Part 10.5 - Postal services  

Division 471 - Postal offences  

Subdivision A - General postal offences  

SECTION 471.10   Hoaxes - explosives and dangerous substances  

(1)  
A person commits an offence if:


(a) the person causes an article to be carried by a postal or similar service; and


(b) the person does so with the intention of inducing a false belief that:


(i) the article consists of, encloses or contains an explosive or a dangerous or harmful substance or thing; or

(ii) an explosive, or a dangerous or harmful substance or thing, has been or will be left in any place.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years.

(2)  
To avoid doubt, the definition of carry by post in section 470.1 does not apply to this section.




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