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Definitions—pt 4.3

In this part:

"causes " damage or disruption—a person causes damage or disruption if the person's conduct substantially contributes to the damage or disruption.

"damage", to a public facility, means—

        (a)     damage to the facility or part of the facility; or

        (b)     disruption to the use or operation of the facility.

"property offence" means—

        (a)     an offence against part 4.1 (Property damage offences); or

        (b)     conduct in another jurisdiction that is an offence in that jurisdiction and would be an offence against part 4.1 if the conduct happened in the ACT.

"public facility" means any of the following (whether publicly or privately owned):

        (a)     a government facility, including premises used by government employees for official duties;

        (b)     a public infrastructure facility, including a facility providing water, sewerage, energy, fuel, communication or other services to the public;

        (c)     a public information system, including a system used to generate, send, receive, store or otherwise process electronic communications;

        (d)     a public transport facility, including a vehicle used to transport people or goods;

        (e)     a public place, including any premises, land or water open to the public.

"unauthorised computer function" means any of the following (within the meaning of part 4.2 (Computer offences)):

        (a)     unauthorised access to data held in a computer;

        (b)     unauthorised modification of data held in a computer;

        (c)     unauthorised impairment of electronic communication to or from a computer.

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