Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3

CHAPTER 10 - NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE  

Part 10.6 - Telecommunications Services  

Division 474 - Telecommunications offences  

Subdivision C - General offences relating to use of telecommunications  

SECTION 474.16   474.16   Using a carriage service for a hoax threat  
A person commits an offence if:


(a) the person uses a carriage service to send a communication; and


(b) the person does so with the intention of inducing a false belief that an explosive, or a dangerous or harmful substance or thing has been or will be left in any place.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 10 years.




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