Crimes Act 1900 - Sect 43A Failure of persons with Parental Responsibility To Care For Child
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- Created: Friday, 19 March 2010 12:35
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(1) In this section:
"child" means a child under 16 years of age.
"parental responsibility" means the duties, powers, responsibilities and authority in respect of a child that, by law, parents have in relation to their children.
(2) A person:
(a) who has parental responsibility for a child, and
(b) who, without reasonable excuse, intentionally or recklessly fails to provide the child with the necessities of life,
is guilty of an offence if the failure causes a danger of death or of serious injury to the child.
Maximum penalty: Imprisonment for 5 years.