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CRIMES ACT 1958 - SECT 247L

Threats to sabotage

    (1)     A person who—

        (a)     makes to another person a threat to damage a public facility by committing a property offence or by causing an unauthorised computer function; and

        (b)     intends that person to fear that the threat will be carried out and will cause—

              (i)     major disruption to government functions; or

              (ii)     major disruption to the use of services by the public; or

              (iii)     major economic loss

is guilty of an offence and liable to level 4 imprisonment (15 years maximum).

    (2)     In the prosecution of an offence against this section it is not necessary to prove that the person threatened actually feared that the threat would be carried out.

    (3)     For the purposes of this section—

        (a)     a threat may be made by any conduct and may be explicit or implicit, conditional or unconditional; and

        (b)     a threat to a person includes a threat to a group of persons; and

        (c)     fear that a threat will be carried out includes apprehension that it will be carried out.

Pt 1 Div. 3 Subdiv. (16) (Heading and s. 247) repealed by No. 9228 s. 2(1)(c).

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Pt 1 Div. 3 Subdiv. (17) (Heading and s. 248) amended by No. 8870 s. 3, repealed by No. 9228 s. 2(1)(c).

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Pt 1 Div. 3 Subdivs (18)(19) (Headings and
ss 249–251) repealed by No. 9228 s. 2(1)(c).

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Pt 1 Div. 4 (Heading and ss 252–289) amended by Nos 7705 s. 10, 7876 s. 2(3), 8181 s. 2(1)
(Sch. item 34), 8750 s. 96, 9019 s. 2(1)
(Sch. items 36, 37), 9576 s. 11(1), 10087 s. 3(1)(Sch. 1 item 25), 10244 s. 10, repealed by No. 25/1989 s. 8(1), new Pt 1 Div. 4 (Heading and s. 248) inserted by No. 95/1994 s. 5.

Division 4—Contamination of goods

New s. 248 inserted by No. 95/1994 s. 5,
amended by Nos 48/1997 s. 60(1)(Sch. 1 item 84), 69/1997 s. 22(6), substituted by No. 65/1998 s. 5.



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