(1) In this part:
"act of terrorism" means the use or threat of action if—
(a) the action falls within subsection (2); and
(b) the use or threat is designed to influence a government or to intimidate the public or a section of the public; and
(c) the use or threat is made for the purpose of advancing a political, religious or ideological cause.
(2) Action falls within this subsection if it—
(a) involves serious violence against a person; or
(b) involves serious damage to property; or
(c) endangers a person's life, other than that of the person committing the action; or
(d) creates a serious risk to the health or safety of the public or a section of the public; or
(e) is designed seriously to interfere with or seriously to disrupt an electronic system.
(3) The use or threat of action falling within subsection (2) that involves the use of firearms or explosives is terrorism whether or not subsection (1) (b) is satisfied.
(4) In this section:
"action" includes action outside the ACT or Australia.
"government" includes the government of another Australian jurisdiction or a foreign country.
"person" means a person anywhere, whether in or outside the ACT or Australia.
"property" means property located anywhere, whether in or outside the ACT or Australia.
"public" includes the public of a place outside the ACT or Australia.