Crimes Act 1900 - Section 93Q : Conveying false information that a person or property is in danger

(1) A person who conveys information:
(a) that the person knows to be false or misleading, and
(b) that is likely to make the person to whom the information is conveyed fear for the safety of a person or of property, or both, is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 5 years.
(2) This section extends to conveying information by any means including making a statement, sending a document, or transmitting an electronic or other message.
(3) In this section, a reference to the safety of a person includes the safety of the person who conveys the information and the person to whom it is conveyed.
(Source : http://portsea.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/consol_act/ca190082/s93q.html)

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