Section 471.7 Criminal Code Act | Tampering with Mail


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Section 471.7 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) is Tampering with Mail and is extracted below.

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The Legislation

471.7 Tampering with mail-receptacles

(1) A person is guilty of an offence if the person dishonestly:

(a) opens a mail-receptacle; or

(b) tampers with a mail-receptacle.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 5 years.

(2) A person is guilty of an offence if:

(a) the person intentionally opens a mail-receptacle; and

(b) the person is not authorised by Australia Post to open the mail-receptacle; and

(c) the person does so knowing that he or she is not authorised by Australia Post to open the mail-receptacle.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years.

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