Australian Capital Territory Current Acts

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Making false statements with intent to cause public alarm

    (1)     A person must not make a statement that the person believes to be false with the intention of—

        (a)     inducing the person to whom the statement is made or others to believe that something that could endanger someone else's life or health has been done; and

        (b)     in that way, causing public alarm or anxiety.

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

    (2)     For this section, making a statement includes communicating information by any means.

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