Section 194 of the Crimes Act 1900 is Interpretation and is extracted below.
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Section 194 of the Crimes Act 1900 deals with the offence of ‘Interpretation’ and reads as follows:
(1) In this Part, a reference to property does not include a reference to property that is not of a tangible nature.
(2) In this Part, a reference to property includes a reference to wild creatures that have been tamed or are ordinarily kept in captivity and also includes any other wild creatures or their carcasses but only if they:
(a) have been reduced into possession that has not been lost or abandoned, or
(b) are in the course of being reduced into possession.
(3) For the purposes of this Part, an act done by a person under a reasonable belief that the person had a right to do the act does not constitute an element of any offence under this Part.
(4) For the purposes of this Part, damaging property includes removing, obliterating, defacing or altering the unique identifier of the property. The unique identifier is any numbers, letters or symbols that are marked on or attached to the property as a permanent record so as to enable the property to be distinguished from similar property.
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