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Rail Safety Act 2008 No 97
Repealed version for 7 December 2012 to 19 January 2013 (accessed 26 April 2017 at 08:18)
Part 7 Division 1 Section 130
130   Tampering with railway equipment
(1)  A person who tampers with or disables:
(a)  the emergency or safety equipment of a railway or of a unit or units of rolling stock, or
(b)  the interlocking system of a railway,
is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: 1,000 penalty units or 3 years imprisonment, or both.
(2)  In this section:
emergency or safety equipment includes track and communication systems, closed circuit television cameras, emergency help points for passengers, safety signage, emergency breakdown equipment and alarms.
interlocking system means any lever or collection of levers, or electrical, electronic or mechanical device or devices, that operate or control points and signals, or signals, and that are interlocked to prevent conflicting movements of trains.