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Dishonestly taking territory property

    (1)     A person ("A") commits an offence if—

        (a)     on a particular occasion, A dishonestly takes 1 or more items of property belonging to someone else; and

        (b)     the other person is the Territory; and

        (c)     A does not have consent to take the item or any of the items from a person who has the authority to consent; and

        (d)     either—

              (i)     the property has a replacement value or total replacement value of more than $500 when it is taken; or

              (ii)     the absence of the item or any of the items from the custody, possession or control of the person who would otherwise have had custody, possession or control would be likely to cause substantial disruption to activities carried on by or for the Territory.

Maximum penalty: 200 penalty units, imprisonment for 2 years or both.

    (2)     Absolute liability applies to subsection (1) (b) and (d).

    (3)     In this section:

"Territory" includes the following:

        (a)     a territory authority;

        (b)     a territory-owned corporation;

        (c)     a territory instrumentality that is not a territory authority or a territory-owned corporation.

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