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Crimes Act 1900 No 40
Current version for 28 February 2019 to date (accessed 21 June 2019 at 01:00)
93M Making false statements concerning contamination of goods with intent to cause public alarm or economic loss
(1) A person who makes a statement that the person believes to be false:(a) with the intention of inducing the person to whom the statement is made or others to believe that goods have been contaminated, andis liable to imprisonment for 10 years.(b) with the intention of thereby:(i) causing public alarm or anxiety, or(ii) causing economic loss through public awareness of the contamination,(2) For the purposes of this section, making a statement includes conveying information by any means.