(1) In this section:
dangerous article means:(a) a firearm, ammunition for a firearm, a weapon or an explosive, or(b) a substance or thing that, because of its nature or condition, could endanger the safety of an aircraft or vessel or persons on board an aircraft or vessel.(2) A person who:(a) places or carries on board an aircraft or vessel an article knowing that it is a dangerous article,(b) knowing that an article is a dangerous article, delivers the article to a person for the purpose of having the article placed or carried on board an aircraft or vessel, or(c) has possession of an article while on board an aircraft or vessel knowing that the article is a dangerous article,is liable to imprisonment for 7 years.(3) Subsection (2):(a) does not apply to or in relation to anything done with an article in relation to an aircraft or vessel with the consent of the owner or operator of the aircraft or vessel where that consent is given with a knowledge of the nature or condition of the article, and(b) does not apply to or in relation to the carrying or placing of a firearm or ammunition for a firearm on board an aircraft or vessel with permission given in accordance with regulations in force under the Air Navigation Act 1920 of the Commonwealth.(4) A reference in this section to a firearm includes a reference to an imitation firearm within the meaning of the Firearms Act 1996.