Criminal Code Act 1995

Schedule - The Criminal Code  

Section 3


Part 10.6 - Telecommunications Services  

Division 474 - Telecommunications offences  

Subdivision C - General offences relating to use of telecommunications  

SECTION 474.17   Using a carriage service to menace, harass or cause offence  

A person commits an offence if:

(a) the person uses a carriage service; and

(b) the person does so in a way (whether by the method of use or the content of a communication, or both) that reasonable persons would regard as being, in all the circumstances, menacing, harassing or offensive.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 3 years.

Without limiting subsection (1), that subsection applies to menacing, harassing or causing offence to:

(a) an employee of an NRS provider; or

(b) an emergency call person; or

(c) an employee of an emergency service organisation; or

(d) an APS employee in the Department administered by the AFP Minister acting as a National Security Hotline call taker.

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