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Crimes Act 1900 No 40
Current version for 14 August 2017 to date (accessed 19 August 2017 at 19:08)
Part 3A Division 4 Section 93Q
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.