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Crimes Act 1900 No 40
Current version for 1 July 2019 to date (accessed 26 August 2019 at 04:10)
Part 6A Section 310E
310E   Tunnels to facilitate escape
(1)  A person who constructs, or takes part in the construction of, a tunnel that could reasonably be thought likely to be intended for use in facilitating an inmate’s escape from lawful custody is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: imprisonment for 10 years.
(2)  It is not necessary for the prosecution to prove that the tunnel was actually intended for use in facilitating an escape, but it is a defence for the accused person to establish that he or she did not intend it to be so used.
(3)  In this section:
tunnel includes any partially completed tunnel and any excavation.