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Damaging property

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

        (a)     causes damage to property belonging to someone else; and

        (b)     intends to cause, or is reckless about causing, damage to that property or any other property belonging to someone else.

Maximum penalty: 1 000 penalty units, imprisonment for 10 years or both.

    (2)     A conviction for an offence against this section is an alternative verdict to a charge for—

        (a)     an offence against section 416 (Unauthorised modification of data to cause impairment); or

        (b)     an offence against section 417 (Unauthorised impairment of electronic communication).

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