Using a carriage service to counsel or incite suicide is an offence under section 474.29A(1) of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth), which carries a maximum penalty of a 1000 penalty unit fine.
To establish the offence, the prosecution must prove beyond reasonable doubt that:
You intended for the material to be used by another person to counsel or incite the commission or attempted commission of suicide.
A ‘carriage service’ is:
‘a service for carrying communications by means of guided and/or unguided electromagnetic energy’, which includes telephone calls, text messages and internet transmissions such as emails and social media messaging.
You cannot be found guilty of the offence merely because you used the carriage service to:
Provided you did not intend by doing so to:
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