Section 93J Crimes Act 1900 | Definitions of “Contaminate” and “Goods”


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Section 93J of the Crimes Act 1900 is Definitions of “Contaminate” and “Goods” and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

Section 93J of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Definitions of “Contaminate” and “Goods”‘ and reads as follows:

93J Definitions of “Contaminate” and “Goods”

(1) In this Division:

“contaminate” goods includes:

(a) interfere with the goods, or

(b) making it appear that the goods have been contaminated or interfered with.

“goods” includes any substance or article:

(a) whether or not for human consumption, and

(b) whether natural or manufactured, and

(c) whether or not incorporated or mixed with other goods.

(2) In this Division, a reference to economic loss caused through public awareness of the contamination of goods includes a reference to economic loss caused through:

(a) members of the public not purchasing or using those goods or similar goods, or

(b) steps taken to avoid public alarm or anxiety about those goods or similar goods.

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