Computer-related fraud is an offence (s43A, POA), as is damaging computer data (s43B) and computer hacking (s43C). The penalty is up to 20 penalty units and up to 2 years in jail. If the computer fraud or hacking emanated from outside Tasmania but there is a substantial link with Tasmania, the Police Offences Act can still apply as if the offence had taken place entirely within Tasmania.
The rapidly expanding area of e-crime is beyond the scope of this Handbook. We recommend resources from the e-Safety Commissioner, the Australian Federal Police, the Australian Cyber Security Centre, and this Parliamentary resource.
Page last updated 09/03/2021
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