Section 471.12 Criminal Code Act | Using Postal Service to Menace Harass or Cause Offence


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Section 471.12 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Using Postal Service to Menace Harass or Cause Offence and is extracted below.

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471.12 Using a postal or similar service to menace, harass or cause offence

A person is guilty of an offence if:

(a) the person uses a postal or similar 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 2 years.