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SUMMARY OFFENCES ACT 1988 - SECT 11A
11A Violent disorder
(1) If 3 or more persons who are present together use or threaten unlawful
violence and the conduct of them (taken together) is such as would cause a
person of reasonable firmness present at the scene to fear for his or her
personal safety, each of the persons using or threatening unlawful violence is
guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units or imprisonment for 6
(2) It is immaterial whether or not the 3 or more persons use or
threaten unlawful violence simultaneously.
(3) No person of reasonable
firmness need actually be, or be likely to be, present at the scene.
offence under subsection (1) may be committed in private as well as in
(5) A person is guilty of an offence under subsection (1) only
if he or she intends to use or threaten violence or is aware that his or her
conduct may be violent or threaten violence.
(6) Subsection (5) does not
affect the determination for the purposes of subsection (1) of the number of
persons who use or threaten violence.
(7) In this section:
"violence" means any violent conduct, so that:
(a) it includes violent conduct
towards property as well as violent conduct towards persons, and
(b) it is
not restricted to conduct causing or intended to cause injury or damage but
includes any other violent conduct (for example, throwing at or towards a
person a missile of a kind capable of causing injury which does not hit or
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