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CUSTOMS ACT

PART XIII - PENAL PROVISIONS  

Division 2 - Penalties  

SECTION 234AA  PLACES SET ASIDE FOR PURPOSES OF ACT  

234AA(1)  

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Where a place:


(a) is to be used by officers:

(i) for questioning, for the purposes of this Act or of any other law of the Commonwealth, passengers or crew disembarking from or embarking on a ship or aircraft; or

(ii) for examining, for such purposes, the personal baggage of such passengers or crew; or

(iii) as a holding place for such passengers or crew; or
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(b) is covered by a notice under subsection (3);

a Collector, or a person authorized by a Collector to do so, may cause signs to be displayed at or near the place that identify the place and state that entry into it by unauthorized persons is prohibited by this Act.

234AA(2)  

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Where a sign is displayed in relation to a place under subsection (1), a Collector, or a person authorized by a Collector to do so, may cause signs to be displayed at or near the place that identify the place and indicate (whether in words or images) that the use of:


(a) cameras or sound recorders; or


(b) mobile phones or other electronic forms of communication;

at the place by unauthorized persons is prohibited by this Act.

234AA(3)  

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The Comptroller-General of Customs may publish a notice in the Gazette specifying, as an area to which this section applies, an area of a port, or an airport, appointed under section 15.

234AA(4)  

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An area specified in such a notice must comprise one or more of the following areas:


(a) areas that are used by, or frequented by, passengers who have arrived in Australia until they have passed through the last point at which they or their baggage are normally subject to processing by officers;


(b) areas that are used by, or frequented by, passengers who are about to depart Australia after they have passed through the first point at which they are normally subject to processing by officers;


(c) areas that are in the vicinity of areas referred to in paragraph (a) or (b).


 



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