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Crimes Act 1900 No 40
Current version for 14 August 2017 to date (accessed 20 August 2017 at 10:14)
Part 3A Division 4
Division 4 Bomb and other hoaxes
93Q   Conveying false information that a person or property is in danger
(1)  A person who conveys information:
(a)  that the person knows to be false or misleading, and
(b)  that is likely to make the person to whom the information is conveyed fear for the safety of a person or of property, or both,
is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 5 years.
(2)  This section extends to conveying information by any means including making a statement, sending a document, or transmitting an electronic or other message.
(3)  In this section, a reference to the safety of a person includes the safety of the person who conveys the information and the person to whom it is conveyed.
93R   Leaving or sending an article with intent to cause alarm
(1)  A person:
(a)  who leaves in any place, or sends by any means, a substance or article, and
(b)  who intends to induce a false belief that the substance or article is likely to be a danger to the safety of a person or of property, or both,
is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 5 years.
(2)  For the purposes of this section, a false belief that a substance or article is likely to be a danger includes a false belief that the substance or article is likely to explode, ignite, or contain, consist of or discharge a dangerous matter.