Schedule 1 Amendment of Crimes Act 1900
Insert at the end of the section:(7) A reference in any offence under this Act to causing any poison or other destructive or noxious thing to be administered to or taken by any person includes a reference to causing any person to inhale, take or be exposed to the poison or thing by its release into the person’s environment.
Omit the section. Insert instead:(1) A person who causes an explosive to be placed in or near:(a) a building, or(b) a vehicle, vessel, train or other conveyance, or(c) a public place,with the intention of causing bodily harm to any person, is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 14 years.(2) A person commits an offence under this section whether or not:(a) any explosion occurs, or(b) any bodily harm is caused.
Omit “five years”. Insert instead “10 years”.
Insert “explosives,” before “firearms”.
Insert after section 93F:(1) A person who possesses an explosive in a public place is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 5 years.(2) A person who possesses or makes an explosive, under circumstances that give rise to a reasonable suspicion that the person did not possess or make the explosive for a lawful purpose, is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years or 50 penalty units, or both.(3) An offence against subsection (2) is a summary offence.(4) A person is not guilty of an offence against subsection (1) or (2) for possessing or making an explosive if the person satisfies the court that he or she had a reasonable excuse for doing so or did so for a lawful purpose.
Omit “is liable to imprisonment for 3 years”.
Insert instead “is liable (if the article is an explosive) to imprisonment for 7 years or (if the article is not an explosive) to imprisonment for 3 years”.
Insert at the end of the definition of public facility:(e) a public computer system, including a computer system used for the operation of a public facility, for the provision of banking services or for other services to the public.
Omit the section.
Omit the section and insert it (re-numbered as section 93FB) in appropriate order in Part 3B.
Omit “section 545E” from section 357 (1) (b).
Insert instead “section 93FB”.