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CRIMES ACT 1914 - SECT 85V

Interference with property of Australia Post

             (1)  A person shall not, without the authority of Australia Post, intentionally tamper or interfere with a post-box, or stamp vending machine, erected by Australia Post, or any other property belonging to Australia Post.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 1 year.

          (1A)  For the purposes of an offence against subsection (1), absolute liability applies to whichever one of the following physical elements of circumstance is relevant to the offence:

                     (a)  that the post-box, or stamp vending machine, is erected by Australia Post;

                     (b)  that the property belongs to Australia Post.

Note:          For absolute liability , see section 6.2 of the Criminal Code .

             (2)  A person shall not, without the authority of Australia Post, intentionally alter, tamper or interfere with, or obliterate any notice, writing or other marking on or attached to property belonging to Australia Post.

Penalty:  30 penalty units.

             (3)  For the purposes of an offence against subsection (2), absolute liability applies to the physical element of circumstance of the offence, that the notice, writing or other marking is on or attached to property belonging to Australia Post.

Note:          For absolute liability , see section 6.2 of the Criminal Code .



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