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CRIMES ACT 1914 - SECT 29

Destroying or damaging Commonwealth property

             (1)  Any person who intentionally destroys or damages any property, whether real or personal, belonging to the Commonwealth or to any public authority under the Commonwealth, commits an offence.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 10 years.

             (2)  For the purposes of an offence against subsection (1), absolute liability applies to the physical element of circumstance of the offence, that the property is property belonging to the Commonwealth or to any public authority under the Commonwealth.

Note:          For absolute liability , see section 6.2 of the Criminal Code .

   



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