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CRIMES ACT 1900 - SECT 249M
(1) For the purposes of this Part,
(a) an express or implied threat of any action detrimental
or unpleasant to another person, and
(b) a general threat of detrimental or
unpleasant action that is implied because the person making the unwarranted
demand holds a public office.
(2) A threat against an individual does not
constitute a menace unless:
(a) the threat would cause an individual of normal
stability and courage to act unwillingly in response to the threat, or
the threat would cause the particular individual to act unwillingly in
response to the threat and the person who makes the threat is aware of the
vulnerability of the particular individual to the threat.
(3) A threat
against a Government or body corporate does not constitute a menace unless:
(a) the threat would ordinarily cause an unwilling response, or
threat would cause an unwilling response because of a particular vulnerability
of which the person making the threat is aware.
(4) It is immaterial whether
the menaces relate to action to be taken by the person making the demand.
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