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Contents (1900 - 40)
Crimes Act 1900 No 40
Current version for 21 March 2018 to date (accessed 22 May 2018 at 12:27)
Part 3 Division 6 Section 43A
43A   Failure of persons with parental responsibility to care for child
(1)  In this section:
child means a child under 16 years of age.
parental responsibility means the duties, powers, responsibilities and authority in respect of a child that, by law, parents have in relation to their children.
(2)  A person:
(a)  who has parental responsibility for a child, and
(b)  who, without reasonable excuse, intentionally or recklessly fails to provide the child with the necessities of life,
is guilty of an offence if the failure causes a danger of death or of serious injury to the child.
Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 5 years.