Section 471.4 Criminal Code Act | Dishonest Removal of Postage Stamps


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Section 471.4 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Dishonest Removal of Postage Stamps and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

471.4 Dishonest removal of postage stamps or postmarks

A person is guilty of an offence if the person dishonestly:

(a) removes any postage stamp affixed to, or printed on, an article; or

(b) removes any postmark from a postage stamp that has previously been used for postal services.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 12 months.

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