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CRIMES ACT 1900 - SECT 138

Threatening to contaminate goods with intent to cause public alarm or economic loss

    (1)     A person must not threaten that goods will be contaminated with the intention of—

        (a)     causing public alarm or anxiety; or

        (b)     causing economic loss through public awareness of the possibility of contamination.

Maximum penalty: 200 penalty units, imprisonment for 10 years or both.

    (2)     For this section, a threat may be made by any conduct, and may be explicit or implicit and conditional or unconditional.

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