Section 474.29B Criminal Code Act | Suicide Related Material for use through Carriage Service


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Section 474.29B of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Suicide Related Material for use through Carriage Service and is extracted below.

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474.29B Possessing, controlling, producing, supplying or obtaining suicide related material for use through a carriage service

(1) A person is guilty of an offence if:

(a) the person:

(i) has possession or control of material; or

(ii) produces, supplies or obtains material; and

(b) the material directly or indirectly:

(i) counsels or incites committing or attempting to commit suicide; or

(ii) promotes a particular method of committing suicide; or

(iii) provides instruction on a particular method of committing suicide; and

(c) the person has that possession or control, or engages in that production, supply or obtaining, with the intention that the material be used:

(i) by that person; or

(ii) by another person;

in committing an offence against section 474.29A (using a carriage service for suicide related material).

Penalty: 1,000 penalty units.

(2) A person may be found guilty of an offence against subsection (1) even if committing the offence against section 474.29A (using a carriage service for suicide related material) is impossible.

(3) It is not an offence to attempt to commit an offence against subsection (1).