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CRIMES ACT 1958 - SECT 206

Rioters demolishing buildings[16]

S. 206(1) amended by Nos 9576 s. 11(1), 12/1989 s. 4(1)(Sch. 2 item 20.1) (as amended by No. 13/1990 s. 38(1)(h)), 49/1991 s. 119(1)
(Sch. 2 item 53), 48/1997
s. 60(1)(Sch. 1 item 73(a)).

    (1)     Whosoever is one of any persons riotously and tumultuously assembled together to the disturbance of the public peace who unlawfully and with force demolish or pull down or destroy or begin to demolish pull down or destroy any church chapel meeting-house or other place of divine worship, or any house stable coach-house outhouse warehouse office shop mill malthouse hop-oast barn granary shed hovel or fold, or any building or erection used in farming land or in carrying on any trade or manufacture or any branch thereof, or any building other than such as are in this section before mentioned belonging to the Queen or the Government of Victoria or to any municipal council or belonging to any university, or devoted or dedicated to public use or ornament, or erected or maintained by public subscription or contribution, or any machinery (whether fixed or movable) prepared for or employed in any manufacture or any steam-engine or other engine for sinking working ventilating or draining any mine, or any staith building or erection used in conducting the business of any mine or any bridge waggon-way tramway trunk or shoot for conveying minerals from any mine, shall be guilty of an indictable offence, and shall be liable to level 4 imprisonment (15 years maximum).

S. 206(2) amended by Nos 9576 s. 11(1), 49/1991 s. 119(1)
(Sch. 2 item 51), 48/1997
s. 60(1)(Sch. 1 item 73(b)).

    (2)     Whosoever is one of any persons riotously and tumultuously assembled together to the disturbance of the public peace who unlawfully and with force injure or damage any such place building or erection or thing as is in the last subsection mentioned, shall be guilty of an indictable offence, and shall be liable to level 6 imprisonment (5 years maximum).

No. 6103 s. 207.



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