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Helen BS: Cobargo destroyed - Aust Bushfires 2019 (33) RE: BS: Cobargo destroyed - Aust Bushfires 2019 07 Jan 20

No, EBarnacle, that's the maximum not the minimum penalty. To get the maximum there would have to be deliberate intent and huge damage. Your average fire-bug teenager or kid would get off more lightly (unintended pun).

Each state would have different laws but this is a summary of the NSW penalties:
Arson Offences (NSW)

This is a local story from late last year about a
volunteer firie sentenced for arson

I just did a Google search for "fireman sentenced for arson" and a lot of incidents came up and in one headline the words "the ultimate betrayal" appeared.

The local fireman and his brother received sentences of five years and 3.5 years and the ultimate betrayal was that the firie liked putting out fires so when there weren't any, he and his brother conspired to set them.

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