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CRIMINAL CODE 1899 - SECT 317A

Carrying or sending dangerous goods in a vehicle

317A Carrying or sending dangerous goods in a vehicle

(1) Any person who—
(a) carries or places dangerous goods in or on a vehicle; or
(b) delivers dangerous goods to another person for the purpose of such goods being placed in or on a vehicle; or
(c) has dangerous goods in his or her possession in or on a vehicle;
is guilty of a crime and is liable to imprisonment for 14 years.
(2) A person who knowingly sends by a vehicle any dangerous goods under a false description of the goods or with a false description of the sender of the goods commits a misdemeanour.
Penalty—
Maximum penalty—3 years imprisonment.
(2A) The Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 , section 161Q states a circumstance of aggravation for an offence against this section.
(2B) An indictment charging an offence against this section with the circumstance of aggravation stated in the Penalties and Sentences Act 1992 , section 161Q may not be presented without the consent of a Crown Law Officer.
(3) It is a defence to a charge of any offence defined in subsection (1) to prove that the act was done by authority or permission of or under a law of the Commonwealth or of the State.
(4) For the purposes of this section—

"dangerous goods" means—
(a) firearms, ammunition, weapons and explosive substances; and
(b) an explosive or noxious substance, acid or other thing of a dangerous or destructive nature that because of its nature or condition may endanger the safety of a vehicle, a person in, on or in the vicinity of the vehicle.



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