65K Offensive behaviour or words

(1)

Every person commits an offence who, on any aircraft,—

(a)

behaves in a threatening, offensive, insulting, or disorderly manner; or

(b)

uses threatening, offensive, or insulting words.

(2)

Every person who commits an offence against subsection (1) is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $2,500.

(3)

It is a defence in a prosecution under subsection (1)(b) for using offensive or insulting words if the defendant proves that he or she had reasonable grounds to believe that his or her words would not be overheard.

Section 65K: inserted, on 1 June 2004, by section 28 of the Civil Aviation Amendment Act 2004 (2004 No 8).

Section 65K(2): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).