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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
(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.
Maximum penalty—3 years imprisonment.
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
(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
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