Section 474.16 Criminal Code Act | Use Carriage Service for Hoax Threat


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Section 474.16 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Use Carriage Service for Hoax Threat and is extracted below.

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474.16 Using a carriage service for a hoax threat

A person is guilty of 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.