Section 471.10 Criminal Code Act | Hoaxes

The Legislation

Section 471.10 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Hoaxes and is extracted below.

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471.10 Hoaxes—explosives and dangerous substances

(1) A person is guilty of 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.