"Crimes Act 1900 No 40 - Section 249M - Menaces"

threat e7b2b249M   Menaces—meaning

(1)  For the purposes of this Part, menaces includes:
(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
(b)  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.  (Source : http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/maintop/view/inforce/act+40+1900+cd+0+N)

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