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Contents (1900 - 40)
Crimes Act 1900 No 40
Current version for 25 September 2017 to date (accessed 21 October 2017 at 14:11)
Part 3 Division 6 Section 44
44   Failure of persons to provide necessities of life
(1)  A person:
(a)  who is under a legal duty to provide another person with the necessities of life, and
(b)  who, without reasonable excuse, intentionally or recklessly fails to provide that person with the necessities of life,
is guilty of an offence if the failure causes a danger of death or causes serious injury, or the likelihood of serious injury, to that person.
Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 5 years.
(2)  A person cannot be found guilty of both an offence against section 43A and an offence against this section in respect of the same act or omission.