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CRIMES ACT 1914 - SECT 30K

Obstructing or hindering the performance of services

                   Whoever, by violence to the person or property of another person, or by spoken or written threat or intimidation of any kind to whomsoever directed, or, without reasonable cause or excuse, by boycott or threat of boycott of person or property:

                     (b)  compels or induces any person employed in or in connexion with the provision of any public service by the Commonwealth or by any Department or public authority under the Commonwealth to surrender or depart from his or her employment;

                     (c)  prevents any person from offering or accepting employment in or in connexion with the provision of any public service by the Commonwealth or by any Department or public authority under the Commonwealth;

                     (d)  obstructs or hinders the transport of goods or the conveyance of passengers in trade or commerce with other countries or among the States;

                     (e)  compels or induces any person employed in or in connexion with the transport of goods or the conveyance of passengers in trade or commerce with other countries or among the States to surrender or depart from his or her employment; or

                      (f)  prevents any person from offering or accepting employment in or in connexion with the transport of goods or the conveyance of passengers in trade or commerce with other countries or among the States;

commits an offence.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 1 year.



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