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Act No. 85 of 1995 as made
An Act to amend legislation relating to Customs and Excise and to Bounties, and for related purposes
Administered by: Home Affairs
Date of Assent 01 Jul 1995
 

CUSTOMS, EXCISE AND BOUNTY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 85, 1995

Making Information - Assented to 1 July 1995

CUSTOMS, EXCISE AND BOUNTY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 85 of 1995 - TABLE OF PROVISIONS

TABLE OF PROVISIONS
Section
1. Short title
2. Commencement
3. Amendments of the Bounty (Fuel Ethanol) Act 1994
4. Amendments of the Coal Excise Act 1949
5. Amendments of the Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905
6. Amendments of the Customs Act 1901
7. Amendments of the Customs Administration Act 1985
8. Amendments of the Distillation Act 1901
9. Amendments of the Excise Act 1901
10. Amendments of the Spirits Act 1906
11. Amendments consequential on the establishment of the
office of Chief Executive Officer of Customs
12. Other consequential amendments
13. Application of rules of origin relating to inland
freight
14. Notices concerning protected objects
15. Application of section 269HA of the Customs Act 1901
16. Regulations made for the purposes of subsection 269SJ(1)
of the Customs Act 1901 to continue in force
17. Transitional-Comptroller-General of Customs to become
Chief Executive Officer of Customs
18. Transitional-references in any law of the Commonwealth
to the Comptroller-General of Customs etc.
19. Transitional-references in any law of the Commonwealth
to the Collector of Customs for a State or Territory etc.
20. Saving provision concerning forfeited goods
21. Repeals
SCHEDULE 1
AMENDMENTS OF THE BOUNTY (FUEL ETHANOL) ACT 1994
SCHEDULE 2
AMENDMENTS OF THE COAL EXCISE ACT 1949
SCHEDULE 3
AMENDMENTS OF THE COMMERCE (TRADE DESCRIPTIONS) ACT 1905
SCHEDULE 4
AMENDMENTS OF THE CUSTOMS ACT 1901
SCHEDULE 5
AMENDMENTS OF THE CUSTOMS ADMINISTRATION ACT 1985
SCHEDULE 6
AMENDMENTS OF THE DISTILLATION ACT 1901
SCHEDULE 7
AMENDMENTS OF THE EXCISE ACT 1901
SCHEDULE 8
AMENDMENTS OF THE SPIRITS ACT 1906
SCHEDULE 9
AMENDMENTS CONSEQUENTIAL ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE OFFICE
OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF CUSTOMS
SCHEDULE 10
OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

CUSTOMS, EXCISE AND BOUNTY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 85 of 1995 - LONG TITLE

An Act to amend legislation relating to Customs and Excise
and to Bounties, and for related purposes

CUSTOMS, EXCISE AND BOUNTY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 85 of 1995 - SECT 1
Short title

1. This Act may be cited as the Customs, Excise and Bounty Legislation Amendment Act 1995.


(Minister's second reading speech made in-
Senate on 30 March 1995
House of Representatives on 30 June 1995)

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Commencement

2.(1) Subject to subsections (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6), this Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.


(2) Schedule 1 is taken to have commenced on 23 June 1994.


(3) Items 16 and 18 to 25 of Schedule 4 are taken to have commenced on 1 April 1994.


(4) Items 7 to 9, 46 to 48, and 54, 55 and 62 of Schedule 4 commence on a day to be fixed by Proclamation.

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(5) Schedules 2 and 3, items 1, 26 to 45, 49 to 53 and 56 and 67 of Schedule 4, Schedule 6, items 6 to 11 of Schedule 7 and Schedules 8 and 10 commence on 1 July 1995.


(6) If items 7 to 9, 46 to 48, and 54, 55 and 62 of Schedule 4 do not commence under subsection (4) within the period of 6 months commencing on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

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Amendments of the Bounty (Fuel Ethanol) Act 1994

3. The Bounty (Fuel Ethanol) Act 1994 is amended as set out in Schedule 1.

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Amendments of the Coal Excise Act 1949

4. The Coal Excise Act 1949 is amended as set out in Schedule 2.

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Amendments of the Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905

5. The Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905 is amended as set out in Schedule 3.

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Amendments of the Customs Act 1901

6. The Customs Act 1901 is amended as set out in Schedule 4.

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Amendments of the Customs Administration Act 1985

7. The Customs Administration Act 1985 is amended as set out in Schedule 5.

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Amendments of the Distillation Act 1901

8. The Distillation Act 1901 is amended as set out in Schedule 6.

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Amendments of the Excise Act 1901

9. The Excise Act 1901 is amended as set out in Schedule 7. Amendments of the Spirits Act 1906

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Amendments to the Spirits Act 1906

10. The Spirits Act 1906 is amended as set out in Schedule 8.

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Amendments consequential on the establishment of the office of Chief
Executive Officer of Customs

11. The Acts set out in Schedule 9 are amended as set out in that Schedule.

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Other consequential amendments

12. The Acts set out in Schedule 10 are amended as set out in that Schedule.

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Application of rules of origin relating to inland freight

13. Subsection 153D(3) of the Customs Act 1901, as amended by this Act, applies only in respect of goods entered for home consumption on or after the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

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Notices concerning protected objects

14. If:
(a) a notice has been issued in respect of an object under section 203A of the Customs Act 1901; and
(b) that notice is in force immediately before the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent;
that notice has effect, on and after that day, as if it were a notice issued under section 203T of the Customs Act 1901, as amended by this Act.

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Application of section 269HA of the Customs Act 1901

15. Section 269HA of the Customs Act 1901, as amended by this Act, applies:
(a) in relation to any application for a tariff concession order made before the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent that has not been determined before that day; and
(b) in relation to any application for a tariff concession order made on or after that day.

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Regulations made for the purposes of subsection 269SJ(1) of the Customs

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Act 1901 to continue in force

16. All regulations made for the purposes of subsection 269SJ(1) of the Customs Act 1901 as in force immediately before the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent continue in force, on and after that day, as if they were made for the purposes of paragraph 269SJ(1)(b) of that Act as amended by this Act.

CUSTOMS, EXCISE AND BOUNTY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 85 of 1995 - SECT 17
Transitional-Comptroller-General of Customs to become Chief Executive
Officer of Customs

17.(1) The person who is the Comptroller-General of Customs immediately before the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent is taken, on and after that day, for the purposes of section 5 of the Customs Administration Act 1985, as amended by Schedule 5 of this Act, to have been appointed on that day by the Governor-General as the Chief Executive Officer of Customs for a period ending 5 years after that day.


(2) Except as expressly provided by this Act or by the Customs Administration Act 1985 as amended by Schedule 5 of this Act, the person taken to be appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of Customs under subsection (1) holds office, until the Governor-General determines otherwise, on the same terms and conditions as he or she held office as the Comptroller-General of Customs.

CUSTOMS, EXCISE AND BOUNTY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 85 of 1995 - SECT 18
Transitional-references in any law of the Commonwealth to the
Comptroller-General of Customs etc.

18.(1) A reference:
(a) in any law of the Commonwealth in force immediately before the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent; or
(b) in any instrument made under such a law;
to the Comptroller-General of Customs, the Comptroller-General or the Comptroller is taken, on and after that day, to be a reference to the Chief Executive Officer of Customs.


(2) An act or thing done by the Comptroller-General of Customs in the exercise, or purported exercise, of a power conferred under any law of the Commonwealth in force immediately before the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, is taken on and after that day, to be an act or thing done by the Chief Executive Officer of Customs in the exercise, or purported exercise, of that power.


(3) An act or thing done in relation to the Comptroller-General of Customs under a law of the Commonwealth in force immediately before this Act receives the Royal Assent has effect, on and after that day, as if it were an act or thing done in relation to the Chief Executive Officer of Customs under that law.


(4) Any proceedings begun by or against the Comptroller-General of Customs in a court or tribunal and not finally determined before the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent have effect, on and after that day, as if they were proceedings brought by or against the Chief Executive Officer of Customs.

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Transitional-references in any law of the Commonwealth to the Collector
of Customs for a State or Territory etc.

19.(1) A reference:
(a) in any law of the Commonwealth in force immediately before the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent; or
(b) in any instrument made under such a law;
to the Collector of Customs for a State or Territory (however described) is taken, on and after that day, to be a reference to the Regional Director for that State or Territory.


(2) An act or thing done by the Collector of Customs for a State or Territory in the exercise, or purported exercise, of a power conferred under any law of the Commonwealth in force immediately before the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent is taken, on and after that day, to be an act or thing done by the Regional Director for that State or Territory in the exercise, or purported exercise, of that power.


(3) An act or thing done in relation to the Collector of Customs for a State or Territory under a law of the Commonwealth in force immediately before this Act receives the Royal Assent has effect, on and after that day, as if it were an act or thing done in relation to the Regional Director for that State or Territory under that law.


(4) Any proceedings begun by or against the Collector of Customs for a State or Territory in a court or tribunal and not finally determined before the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent have effect, on and after that

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day, as if they were proceedings brought by or against the Regional Director for that State or Territory.

CUSTOMS, EXCISE AND BOUNTY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 85 of 1995 - SECT 20
Saving provision concerning forfeited goods

20.(1) Despite the amendments of the Coal Excise Act 1949, the Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905, the Customs Act 1901, the Distillation Act 1901, the Excise Act 1901 and the Spirits Act 1906 that are referred to in subsection (2), those Acts continue to have effect on and after 1 July 1995, in relation to any goods seized for the purposes of any of those Acts before that day, as if:
(a) the amendments of all of those Acts referred to in subsection (2); and
(b) the amendments of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 referred to in subsection (2);
had not been made.


(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), the relevant amendments are the amendments set out:
(a) in respect of the Coal Excise Act 1949-in Schedule 2; and
(b) in respect of the Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905-in Schedule 3; and
(c) in respect of the Customs Act 1901-in items 1, 26 to 45, 49 to 53 and 56 and 67 of Schedule 4; and
(d) in respect of the Distillation Act 1901-in Schedule 6; and
(e) in respect of the Excise Act 1901-items 6 to 11 of Schedule 7; and
(f) in respect of the Spirits Act 1906-in Schedule 8; and
(g) in respect of the Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977-in items 1 and 2 of Schedule 10.


(3) For the purposes of the continued operation of those Acts in accordance with subsection (1):
(a) the CEO has all of the powers, functions and duties which, under those provisions as so preserved, are given to or imposed on the Comptroller-General of Customs; and
(b) the Regional Director for a State or Territory has all of the powers, functions and duties which, under those provisions as so preserved, are given to or imposed on a Collector of Customs for a State or Territory.

CUSTOMS, EXCISE AND BOUNTY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 85 of 1995 - SECT 21
Repeals

21. The following Acts are repealed:
Bounty (Ship Repair) Act 1986;
Bounty (Ships) Act 1980;
Customs Tariff (New Zealand Preference) Agreement Act 1933.

CUSTOMS, EXCISE AND BOUNTY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 85 of 1995 - SCHEDULE 1

SCHEDULE 1 Section 3
AMENDMENTS OF THE BOUNTY (FUEL ETHANOL) ACT 1994
1. Subsection 28(1):
Omit "subsection (2)", substitute "subsections (2), (3) and (4)".
2. Subsection 28(2):
Omit the subsection (including the example), substitute:
"(2) If an amount available for payment of bounty in year 1 or year 2
is not all paid out in respect of bountiable fuel ethanol produced in
that year, it is the intention of the Parliament that the amount
available in the year following that year be increased by the amount
not so paid out.
"(3) The amount available for payment of bounty specified under
subsection (1) in respect of bountiable fuel ethanol produced in a
bounty year is reduced by an amount that represents the cost of
administering this Act for that bounty year.
"(4) The amount that represents the cost of administering this Act in
respect of a bounty year is the amount set out in the following table:
Bounty year Cost of administering this Act
$
year 1 177,000
year 2 177,000
year 3 262,000".

CUSTOMS, EXCISE AND BOUNTY LEGISLATION AMENDMENT ACT 1995 No. 85 of 1995 - SCHEDULE 2

SCHEDULE 2 Section 4
AMENDMENTS OF THE COAL EXCISE ACT 1949
1. Section 25:
Add at the end:
"(2) Without limiting the generality of the power conferred on the
CEO under subsection 4(4) of the Customs Administration Act 1985, the
CEO may give directions in writing under that subsection concerning:
(a) the circumstances in which the powers under this section may be
exercised; and
(b) the officers of Customs who are entitled to exercise those

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powers; and
(c) the manner and frequency of reporting to the CEO concerning the
exercise of those powers.
"(3) A direction given for the purposes of subsection (2) is a
disallowable instrument for the purposes of section 46A of the Acts
Interpretation Act 1901.".
2. Subsection 26(2):
Omit the subsection.

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SCHEDULE 3 Section 5
AMENDMENTS OF THE COMMERCE (TRADE DESCRIPTIONS) ACT 1905
1. Section 5:
Add at the end:
"(4) Without limiting the generality of the power conferred on the
CEO under subsection 4(4) of the Customs Administration Act 1985, the
CEO may give directions in writing under that subsection concerning:
(a) the circumstances in which the powers under this section may be
exercised; and
(b) the officers of Customs who are entitled to exercise those
powers; and
(c) the manner and frequency of reporting to the CEO concerning the
exercise of those powers.
"(5) A direction given for the purposes of subsection (4) is a
disallowable instrument for the purposes of section 46A of the Acts
Interpretation Act 1901.".
2. Subsections 7(2) and (3):
Omit the subsections, substitute:
"(2) Subject to subsection (3), goods imported in contravention of
any regulation made for the purposes of subsection (1) are forfeited to
the Crown.
"(3) If the CEO is satisfied that the contravention was not
intentional or reckless:
(a) the CEO may, by notice in writing given to the owner or importer
of the goods concerned, require the owner or importer:
(i) to apply the prescribed trade description; or
(ii) to export the goods;
within a period specified in the notice; and
(b) if the owner or importer complies with the notice, subsection (2)
does not apply in respect of the goods.".
3. Subsection 7(4):
Omit "under", substitute "made for the purposes of".
4. Section 10:
Repeal the section, substitute:
Forfeiture of falsely marked goods
"10.(1) Goods to which a false trade description is applied are
prohibited to be imported.
"(2) Subject to subsection (3), goods imported in contravention of
subsection (1) are forfeited to the Crown.
"(3) If the CEO is satisfied that the contravention was not
intentional or reckless: (a) the CEO may, by notice in writing given
to the owner or importer of the goods concerned, require the owner or
importer to correct the false trade description within a period
specified in the notice; and
(b) if the owner or importer complies with the notice, subsection (2)
does not apply in respect of the goods.".
5. Subsections 11(2) and (3):
Omit the subsections, substitute:
"(2) Subject to subsection (3), goods to which the prescribed trade
description has not been applied that are entered for export, put on
board any ship for export or brought to any wharf or place for export,
are forfeited to the Crown.
"(3) If the CEO is satisfied that the entry for export, putting on
board a ship for export, or bringing to a wharf or place for export, of
goods to which the prescribed trade description had not been applied
was not intentional or reckless:
(a) the CEO may, by notice in writing given to the owner or exporter
of the goods concerned, require the owner or exporter:
(i) to apply the prescribed trade description to the goods before
the exportation of the goods and within a period specified in the
notice; or
(ii) to withdraw that entry, to remove the goods from that ship, or
to remove the goods from that wharf or place, as the case requires,
within the period so specified; and
(b) if the owner or exporter complies with the notice, subsection (2)
does not apply in respect of the goods.".
6. Section 13:
Repeal the section, substitute:
Exportation of falsely marked goods
"13.(1) Goods to which any false trade description is applied are

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prohibited to be exported.
"(2) Subject to subsection (3), goods to which a false trade
description has been applied that are entered for export, put on board
any ship for export or brought to any wharf or place for export, are
forfeited to the Crown.
"(3) If the CEO is satisfied that entry for export, putting on board
a ship for export or bringing to a wharf or place for export, of goods
to which a false trade description has been applied was not intentional
or reckless:
(a) the CEO may, by notice in writing given to the owner or exporter
of the goods concerned, require the owner or exporter:
(i) to correct the false trade description before the exportation
of those goods and within a period specified in the notice; or
(ii) to withdraw that entry, to remove the goods from that ship, or
to remove the goods from that wharf or place, as the case requires,
within the period so specified; and
(b) if the owner or exporter complies with the notice, subsection (2)
does not apply in respect of the goods.".
7. Section 15:
Repeal the section, substitute the following section and note:
Review of decisions
"15.(1) Applications can be made to the Administrative Appeals
Tribunal for review of decisions of the CEO under subsection 7(3),
10(3), 11(3) or 13(3).
"(2) In this section:
'decision' has the same meaning as in the Administrative Appeals
Tribunal Act 1975.
Note: Subsection 3(3) of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975
extends the ordinary meaning of decision.".

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SCHEDULE 4 Section 6
AMENDMENTS OF THE CUSTOMS ACT 1901
1. Subsection 4(1) (definition of "Protected object"):
Omit "203A", substitute "203T".
2. Subsection 8(1):
Omit the subsection, substitute:
"(1) In this Act:
(a) a reference to the Collector, or to a Collector, is a reference
to:
(i) the CEO; or
(ii) the Regional Director for a State or Territory; or
(iii) any officer doing duty in the matter in relation to which the
expression is used; and
(b) a reference to the Regional Director, or to a Regional Director,
for a State or Territory is a reference to the principal officer of
Customs for that State or Territory.".
3. Paragraph 71B(4)(b):
After "a payment" insert "is made".
4. Subsection 71D(7):
Omit all the words after "the entry", substitute:
"must not be granted unless:
(d) the requirement referred to in paragraph (a) has been complied
with or withdrawn; or
(e) the question referred to in paragraph (b) has been answered or
withdrawn; or
(f) the requirement referred to in paragraph (c) has been complied
with or withdrawn, or a security has been taken for compliance with the
requirement;
as the case requires".
5. Subsection 71E(2A):
Omit ", or a registered COMPILE user,".
6. Subsection 71E(3):
After "writing" insert "in respect of a documentary movement
application under subsection (2), or by computer transmission using a
cargo automation system in respect of a computer movement application
under subsection (2A)".
7. Subsection 71L(1):
Omit "or 70(7)", substitute ", 70(7) or 77D(5)".
8. Subsection 71L(2):
Omit "or 70(7)", substitute ", 70(7) or 77D(5)".
9. Section 77C:
Repeal the section, substitute:
Contingency arrangements to apply when the COMPILE computer system is
down
"77C.(1) The contingency arrangements set out in sections 77D and
77E:
(a) only apply if the CEO declares, in writing, that they are to
apply; and
(b) only cease to apply if the CEO declares, in writing, that they

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cease to apply.
"(2) The COMPILE computer system is inoperative if:
(a) registered COMPILE users cannot transmit to Customs import
entries; or
(b) Customs cannot transmit to registered COMPILE users import entry
advices; or
(c) Customs cannot transmit to registered COMPILE users authorities
to take goods into home consumption or to warehouse them.
"(3) If the COMPILE computer system is inoperative, the CEO may
declare, in writing, that the contingency arrangements apply.
"(4) If:
(a) the CEO has declared, in writing, that the contingency
arrangements apply; and
(b) the COMPILE computer system becomes operative again;
the CEO may declare, in writing, that the contingency arrangements
cease to apply.
"(5) If the CEO makes a declaration under subsection (3) or (4), the
CEO must communicate the declaration, in a prescribed manner, to all
registered COMPILE users.
Contingency arrangements for goods not subject of an import entry
advice
"77D.(1) If, while a declaration that contingency arrangements apply
is in force:
(a) a registered COMPILE user cannot enter for home consumption or
warehousing goods imported or proposed to be imported; or
(b) Customs cannot transmit to a registered COMPILE user an import
entry advice in respect of goods so imported or proposed to be
imported;
the user may apply to Customs, in writing, for permission to take the
goods into home consumption, or to warehouse them.
"(2) An application must:
(a) be in an approved form; and
(b) include such information as the approved form requires; and
(c) be signed in the manner indicated in the approved form.
"(3) Subject to subsection (4), an officer of Customs may, on receipt
of an application, by notice in writing:
(a) grant permission for the goods to which the application relates
to be taken into home consumption, or to be warehoused; or
(b) refuse to grant such a permission and set out in the notice the
reasons for so refusing.
"(4) A permission granted in respect of such goods is subject to any
condition specified in the permission that Customs considers
appropriate.
"(5) If permission is granted in respect of such goods, the
registered COMPILE user to whom the permission is granted must not
without reasonable excuse fail to:
(a) give Customs a return:
(i) by the end of the working day next following the day on which
the CEO declares that the contingency arrangements cease to apply; or
(ii) within such longer period as is specified in the permission;
providing particulars in accordance with section 71L in respect of the
goods; and
(b) at the time when the return is given to Customs, pay any duty,
sales tax or other charge owing at the rate applicable at the time the
permission is granted; and
(c) comply with any condition to which the permission is subject.
Penalty: 50 penalty units.
"(6) If:
(a) an officer of Customs is satisfied that a registered COMPILE user
to whom a permission has been granted under this section in respect of
goods has failed to comply with any of the conditions to which the
permission is subject; and
(b) all or any of the goods have not been taken into home consumption
or warehoused in accordance with the permission;
the officer may, at any time before those goods are taken into home
consumption or warehoused, by notice in writing, revoke the permission
and set out in the notice the reasons for the revocation.
"(7) If:
(a) an application has been delivered to Customs in respect of goods;
and
(b) before an officer of Customs has decided whether or not to grant
permission for the goods to be taken into home consumption or to be
warehoused, the CEO declares, in writing, that the contingency
arrangements cease to apply;
the application is taken to have been withdrawn.
Contingency arrangements for goods the subject of an import entry
advice
"77E.(1) If, while a declaration that contingency arrangements apply
is in force, a registered COMPILE user:
(a) has received an import entry advice in respect of goods; but

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(b) has not received an authority to take the goods into home
consumption or to warehouse them;
the user may apply to Customs, in writing, for permission to take the
goods into home consumption or to warehouse them.
"(2) An application must:
(a) be in an approved form; and
(b) include such information as the approved form requires; and
(c) be signed in the manner indicated in the approved form; and
(d) if, at the time of making an application, the user had been
required under subsection 71D(2) to give Customs commercial documents
or additional information but had not complied with that requirement-be
accompanied by the commercial documents or additional information so
required.
"(3) Subject to subsection (4), an officer of Customs may, on receipt
of an application, by notice in writing:
(a) grant permission for the goods to which the application relates
to be taken into home consumption or to be warehoused; or
(b) refuse to grant such a permission and set out in the notice the
reasons for so refusing.
"(4) A permission granted in respect of such goods is subject to any
condition, specified in the permission, that Customs considers
appropriate.
"(5) If permission is granted in respect of such goods, the
registered COMPILE user to whom the permission is granted must not
without reasonable excuse fail to:
(a) comply with any condition to which the permission is subject; and
(b) if, at the time of making an application, the user had not paid
any duty, sales tax or other charge owing in relation to the goods-by
the end of the working day next following the day on which the CEO
declares that the contingency arrangements cease to apply, pay any
duty, sales tax or other charge owing at the rate applicable at the
time the permission is granted.
Penalty: 50 penalty units.
"(6) If:
(a) an officer of Customs is satisfied that a registered COMPILE user
to whom a permission has been granted under this section has failed to
comply with any of the conditions to which the permission is subject;
and
(b) all or any of the goods have not been taken into home consumption
or warehoused in accordance with the permission;
the officer may, at any time before the user takes those goods into
home consumption or warehouses them, by notice in writing, revoke the
permission and set out in the notice the reasons for the revocation.
"(7) If:
(a) an application has been delivered to Customs in respect of goods;
and
(b) before an officer of Customs has decided whether or not to grant
permission for the goods to be taken into home consumption or to be
warehoused, the CEO declares, in writing, that the contingency
arrangements cease to apply;
the application is taken to have been withdrawn and Customs must deal
with the computer import entry, transmitted by the registered COMPILE
user who provided the application to Customs, in the normal manner.".
10. Subsection 96A(1) (definition of "relevant traveller"):
Omit the definition, substitute:
" 'relevant traveller' means a person:
(a) who intends to make an international flight, whether as a
passenger on, or as a pilot or member of the crew of, an aircraft; or
(b) who intends to make an international voyage, whether as a
passenger on, or as the master or a member of the crew of, a ship.".
11. Subsection 96A(1):
Insert:
" 'international voyage' means a voyage, whether direct or indirect,
by a ship between a place in Australia and a place outside Australia;".
12. Paragraph 96A(2)(a):
Insert "or voyage" after "flight".
13. Paragraph 96A(2)(b):
Insert "or voyage" after "flight".
14. Paragraph 96A(7)(b):
Insert "or voyage" after "flight".
15. Subsection 117A(1):
Omit "in the exportation of goods otherwise than as the master or owner
of the ship, or the pilot or owner of the aircraft, in which those
goods are to be exported, may", substitute "in the consolidation of
cargo for exportation by a ship or aircraft must".
16. Subsection 153D(1):
Omit the subsection, substitute:
General rule for determining allowable expenditure of a factory on
materials
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expenditure of a factory on materials in respect of preference claim
goods is the cost to the manufacturer of those materials in the form
they are received at the factory, worked out under section 153E.".
17. Subsection 153D(3):
Omit the subsection, substitute:
Inland freight rule
"(3) If:
(a) preference claim goods are manufactured, in whole or in part,
from particular materials; and
(b) the preference country is Papua New Guinea or a Forum Island
Country; and
(c) those particular materials:
(i) were imported into the preference country from a country
outside the qualifying area; or
(ii) incorporate other materials ('contributing materials')
imported into the preference country from a country outside the
qualifying area;
then, despite subsection (2), the allowable expenditure of the factory
on those particular materials includes:
(d) the cartage of those particular materials; or
(e) the part of the cost of those particular materials that is
attributable to the cartage of those contributing materials;
from the port or airport in the preference country where those
particular materials or contributing materials are first landed to the
factory or to the plant where they are processed or first processed.".
18. Paragraph 153D(6)(b):
Omit the paragraph, substitute:
"(b) the allowable expenditure of the factory on those particular
materials, after excluding any costs required to be excluded under
subsection (4), would be at least 50% of the total expenditure of the
factory on those particular materials, worked out in accordance with
section 153C;".
19. After subsection 153D(6):
Insert:
Goods claimed to be the manufacture of Papua New Guinea or a Forum
Island Country-special rule
"(6A) If:
(a) goods claimed to be the manufacture of Papua New Guinea or a
particular Forum Island Country are manufactured, in whole or in part,
from particular materials; and
(b) if the qualifying area for that country consisted only of that
country and Australia-under subsection (4), the allowable expenditure
of the factory on those particular materials, after excluding any costs
required to be excluded under subsection (4), would be at least 50% of
the total expenditure of the factory on those particular materials
worked out in accordance with section 153C;
then, despite subsection (4), the allowable expenditure of the factory
on those particular materials is taken to be that total expenditure.".
20. Subsection 153E(4):
Omit the subsection, substitute:
"(4) If the CEO is satisfied that preference claim goods consist
partly of materials added or attached solely for the purpose of
artificially raising the allowable factory cost of the goods, the CEO
may, by written notice given to the importer of the preference claim
goods, require the part of that cost that is, in the CEO's opinion,
reasonably attributable to those materials, to be disregarded.".
21. Paragraph 153K(1)(a):
Omit "originate in", substitute "be the manufacture of".
22. Paragraph 153L(2)(b):
Omit the paragraph, substitute:
"(b) having regard to their qualifying area, their allowable factory
cost is not less than the specified percentage of their total factory
cost.".
Note: The heading to subsection 153L(2) is altered by omitting "if
qualifying area does not include New Zealand".
23. Subsection 153L(3):
Omit the subsection.
24. Subsection 153L(4):
Omit "or (3)".
25. After section 153L:
Insert:
Modification of section 153L in special circumstances
When 50% in subsection 153L(4) can be read as 48%
"153LA.(1) If the CEO is satisfied:
(a) that the allowable factory cost of preference claim goods in a
shipment of such goods that are claimed to be the manufacture of Papua
New Guinea or a Forum Island Country is at least 48% but not 50% of the
total factory cost of those goods; and
(b) that the allowable factory cost of those goods would be at least
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circumstance had not occurred; and
(c) that the unforeseen circumstance is unlikely to continue;
the CEO may determine, in writing, that section 153L has effect:
(d) for the purpose of the shipment of goods that is affected by that
unforeseen circumstance; and
(e) for the purposes of any subsequent shipment of similar goods that
is so affected during a period specified in the determination;
as if the reference in subsection 153L(4) to 50% were a reference to
48%.
Effect of determination
"(2) If the CEO makes a determination, then, in relation to all
preference claim goods imported into Australia that are covered by the
determination, section 153L has effect in accordance with the
determination.
CEO may revoke determination
"(3) If:
(a) the CEO makes a determination; and
(b) the CEO becomes satisfied that the unforeseen circumstance giving
rise to the determination no longer continues;
the CEO may, by written notice, revoke the determination despite the
fact that the period referred to in the determination has not ended.
Definition of "similar goods"
"(4) In this section:
'similar goods', in relation to goods in a particular shipment, means
goods:
(a) that are contained in another shipment that is imported by the
same importer; and
(b) that undergo the same process or processes of manufacture as the
goods in the first-mentioned shipment.".
26. After the heading to Division 1 of Part XII:
Insert the following Subdivision and Subdivision heading:
"Subdivision A-Preliminary
Definitions
"183UA.(1) In this Division, unless the contrary intention appears:
'authorised person' means:
(a) in relation to an application for, or for the execution of, a
search warrant-an officer of Customs; and
(b) in relation to an application for, or for the execution of, a
seizure warrant in respect of goods referred to in paragraph (a) of the
definition of 'forfeited goods':
(i) an officer of Customs; or
(ii) an officer of police; or
(iii) a member of the Defence Force; and
(c) in relation to an application for, or for the execution of, a
seizure warrant in respect of goods referred to in paragraphs (b), (c),
(d), (e) and (f) of the definition of 'forfeited goods'-an officer of
Customs; and
(d) in relation to the exercise of powers under section 203B or 203C:
(i) an officer of Customs; or
(ii) an officer of police; or
(iii) a member of the Defence Force;
'baggage' means goods:
(a) that are carried by or for a traveller, including the captain and
crew members, on board the same ship or aircraft as the traveller; or
(b) that a traveller intended to be so carried;
'container' includes:
(a) a trailer or other like receptacle, whether with or without
wheels, that is used for the movement of goods from one place to
another; and (b) any baggage that is or could be used for the
enclosure of other baggage;
'conveyance' means an aircraft, railway rolling stock, vehicle or
vessel of any kind;
'Customs place' means:
(a) a port, airport or wharf that is appointed, and the limits of
which are fixed, under section 15; or
(b) a place that is the subject of a permission under subsection
58(2); or
(c) a boarding station that is appointed under section 15; or
(d) a place that is appointed under paragraph 17(b); or
(e) a place described in a licence for warehousing goods that is
granted under subsection 79(1); or (f) a place that is approved, in
writing, by the CEO as a place for the examination of international
mail;
Note: Subsection (2) provides for parliamentary disallowance of an
instrument approving a place under paragraph (f) of the definition.
'evidential material', in relation to an offence, whether the offence
is indictable or summary, means a thing relevant to the offence,
including such a thing in electronic form;
'executing officer', in relation to a search warrant or to a seizure
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(a) an authorised person named in the warrant by the judicial officer
issuing it as being responsible for executing the warrant; or
(b) if that authorised person does not intend to be present at the
execution of the warrant-any authorised person whose name has been
written in the warrant by the authorised person so named; or
(c) another authorised person whose name has been written in the
warrant by the authorised person last named in the warrant;
'forfeited goods' means goods described as forfeited to the Crown
under:
(a) section 228, 228A, 228B, 229, 229A or 230 of this Act; or
(b) section 26 of the Coal Excise Act 1949; or
(c) section 7, 10, 11 or 13 of the Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act
1905; or
(d) section 73 of the Distillation Act 1901; or
(e) section 116 of the Excise Act 1901; or
(f) section 17 of the Spirits Act 1906;
'frisk search' means:
(a) a search of a person conducted by quickly running the hands over
the person's outer garments; and
(b) an examination of anything worn or carried by the person that is
conveniently and voluntarily removed by the person;
'judicial officer', in relation to a search warrant or to a seizure
warrant, means:
(a) a magistrate; or
(b) a justice of the peace or other person employed in a court of a
State or Territory who is authorised to issue search warrants;
'magistrate' means a magistrate who is remunerated by salary or
otherwise;
'occupier', in relation to premises that are a conveyance or a
container, means the person having charge of the conveyance or
container;
'offence' means an offence against:
(a) this Act; or
(b) the Coal Excise Act 1949; or
(c) the Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905; or
(d) the Distillation Act 1901; or
(e) the Excise Act 1901; or
(f) the Spirits Act 1906;
'ordinary search' means a search of a person or of articles in the
possession of a person that may include:
(a) requiring the person to remove his or her overcoat, coat or
jacket and any gloves, shoes or hat; and
(b) an examination of those items;
'person assisting', in relation to a search warrant or to a seizure
warrant, means:
(a) a person who is an authorised person and who is assisting in the
execution of the warrant; or
(b) a person who is not an authorised person and who has been
authorised by the CEO or by a Regional Director for a State or
Territory to assist in executing the warrant;
'premises' includes a place, a conveyance or a container;
'search warrant' means a warrant issued under section 198;
'seizure notice' means a notice of the kind referred to in section
205A;
'seizure warrant' means a warrant issued under section 203;
'special forfeited goods' means forfeited goods that are referred to
in paragraph 229(1)(b) or (n);
'warrant premises' means premises in relation to which a search
warrant or a seizure warrant is in force. "(2) An instrument of
approval of a place as a place for the examination of international
mail is a disallowable instrument for the purposes of section 46A of
the Acts Interpretation Act 1901.
Law relating to legal professional privilege not affected
"183UB. This Division does not affect the law relating to legal
professional privilege.


CEO may give directions concerning the exercise of powers under this
Division
"183UC.(1) Without limiting the generality of the power conferred on
the CEO under subsection 4(4) of the Customs Administration Act 1985,
the CEO may give directions in writing under that subsection
concerning:
(a) the circumstances in which the powers in this Division may be
exercised; and
(b) the officers of Customs who are entitled to exercise those
powers; and
(c) the manner and frequency of reporting to the CEO concerning the
exercise of those powers.
"(2) A direction given for the purposes of subsection (1) is a
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Interpretation Act 1901.
"Subdivision B-General regulatory powers".
27. After paragraph 185(2)(b):
Insert:
"(ba) secure any goods found on the ship or aircraft;".
28. Sections 197, 197A, 198, 199, 200, 201, 202 and 203:
Repeal the sections, substitute the following section, Subdivisions and
Subdivision heading:
Power to stop conveyances about to leave a Customs place
"197.(1) If a conveyance is about to leave a Customs place, an
officer of Customs may:
(a) require the conveyance to stop; and
(b) check to establish that there is appropriate documentation
authorising the movement from the Customs place of any goods in or on
the conveyance that are subject to the control of Customs within the
meaning of section 30.
"(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), an officer of Customs may
question the person apparently in charge of the conveyance about any
goods in, on, or in a container on, the conveyance.
"(3) The power in paragraph (1)(b) includes a power to give
directions relating to:
(a) the unloading of any goods from the conveyance; or
(b) their movement to a particular part of the Customs place for
further examination.
"(4) If a direction under subsection (3) is not complied with, an
officer of Customs may do what is necessary to give effect to the
direction or to arrange for it to be done.
"(5) An officer of Customs must not detain a conveyance under this
section for longer than is necessary and reasonable to exercise the
powers conferred by this section.
"Subdivision C-Search warrants in respect of things believed to be
evidential material
When search warrants can be issued
"198.(1) A judicial officer may issue a warrant to search premises if
the judicial officer is satisfied by information on oath that there are
reasonable grounds for suspecting that there is, or within the next 72
hours there will be, any evidential material, other than evidential
material that is also a forfeited good, on or in the premises.
"(2) If:
(a) the person applying for the warrant has, at any time previously,
applied for a warrant relating to the search of, or the seizure of
goods that are on or in, the same premises; and
(b) the premises are not a Customs place;
the person must state particulars of those applications and their
outcome in the information.
"(3) If a judicial officer issues a warrant, the judicial officer is
to state in the warrant:
(a) the offence to which the warrant relates; and
(b) a description of the premises to which the warrant relates; and
(c) the kind of evidential material that is to be searched for under
the warrant; and
(d) the name of the authorised person who, unless he or she inserts
the name of another authorised person in the warrant, is to be
responsible for executing the warrant; and
(e) the period for which the warrant remains in force, which must not
be more than 7 days; and
(f) whether the warrant may be executed at any time or only during
particular hours.
"(4) The judicial officer is also to state in the warrant:
(a) that it authorises the seizure of things (other than evidential
material of the kind referred to in paragraph (3)(c)) found on or in
the premises in the course of the search that the executing officer or
a person assisting believes on reasonable grounds:
(i) to be evidential material in relation to an offence to which
the warrant relates or to another offence; and
(ii) not to be forfeited goods;
if the executing officer or person assisting believes on reasonable
grounds that seizure of the things is necessary to prevent their
concealment, loss or destruction or their use in committing an offence;
and
(b) whether the warrant authorises an ordinary search or a frisk
search of a person who is at or near the premises when the warrant is
executed, if the executing officer or a person assisting suspects on
reasonable grounds that the person has any evidential material in his
or her possession.
"(5) Paragraph (3)(e) does not prevent the issue of successive
warrants in relation to the same premises.
"(6) If the application for the warrant is made under section 203M,
this section applies as if:
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(b) paragraph (3)(e) referred to 48 hours rather than 7 days.
"(7) A judicial officer of a particular State or Territory may issue
a warrant in respect of the search of premises in another State or
Territory.
"(8) This section is not to be taken to limit any power of search
granted to an officer of Customs under any other provision of a law of
Customs or Excise within the meaning of the Customs Administration Act
1985.
The things that are authorised by a search warrant
"199.(1) A search warrant that is in force in relation to premises
authorises the executing officer or a person assisting:
(a) to enter the warrant premises; and
(b) to search for and to record fingerprints found on or in the
premises, and take samples of things (other than human biological fluid
or tissue) found on or in the premises for forensic purposes; and
(c) to search the premises for the kind of evidential material
specified in the warrant, and to seize things of that kind found on or
in the premises; and
(d) to seize other things found on or in the premises in the course
of the search that the executing officer or a person assisting believes
on reasonable grounds:
(i) to be evidential material in relation to an offence to which
the warrant relates or to another offence; and
(ii) not to be forfeited goods;
if the executing officer or person assisting believes on reasonable
grounds that seizure of the things is necessary to prevent their
concealment, loss or destruction or their use in committing an offence;
and
(e) if the warrant so allows:
(i) to conduct an ordinary search or a frisk search of a person at
or near the premises if the executing officer or a person assisting
suspects on reasonable grounds that the person has any evidential
material in his or her possession; and
(ii) to seize any such material found in the course of the search.
"(2) Without limiting the generality of the powers conferred by a
warrant issued in respect of premises that are not a conveyance or a
container, the warrant extends to every conveyance or container on the
premises.
"(3) Without limiting the generality of the powers conferred by a
warrant issued in respect of premises that are a conveyance, the
warrant:
(a) permits entry of the conveyance, wherever it is; and
(b) extends to every container on the conveyance.
"(4) A warrant issued in respect of premises that are a container
permits entry of the container, wherever it is, to the extent that it
is of a size permitting entry.
"(5) If the warrant states that it may be executed only during
particular hours, the warrant must not be executed outside those hours.
"(6) If the warrant authorises an ordinary search or a frisk search
of a person, a search of the person different to that so authorised
must not be done under the warrant.
Use of equipment to examine or process things
"200.(1) The executing officer or a person assisting may bring to the
warrant premises any equipment reasonably necessary for the examination
or processing of things found on or in the premises in order to
determine whether they are things that may be seized under the warrant.
"(2) If:
(a) it is not practicable to examine or process the things on or in
the warrant premises; or
(b) the occupier of the premises consents in writing;
the things may be moved to another place so that the examination or
processing can be carried out in order to determine whether they are
things that may be seized under the warrant.
"(3) If things are moved to another place for the purpose of
examination or processing under subsection (2), the executing officer
must, if it is practicable to do so:
(a) inform the occupier of the address of the place and the time at
which the examination or processing will be carried out; and
(b) allow the occupier or his or her representative to be present
during the examination or processing.
"(4) The executing officer or a person assisting may operate
equipment already on or in the warrant premises to carry out the
examination or processing of a thing found on or in the premises in
order to determine whether it is a thing that may be seized under the
warrant if the executing officer or person assisting believes on
reasonable grounds that:
(a) the equipment is suitable for the examination or processing; and
(b) the examination or processing can be carried out without damage
to the equipment or the thing.
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"201.(1) The executing officer or a person assisting may operate
electronic equipment on or in the premises to see whether evidential
material is accessible by doing so if he or she believes on reasonable
grounds that the operation of the equipment can be carried out without
damage to the equipment.
"(2) If the executing officer or a person assisting, after operating
the equipment, finds that evidential material is accessible by doing
so, he or she may:
(a) seize the equipment and any disk, tape or other associated
device; or
(b) if the material can, by using facilities on or in the premises,
be put in documentary form-operate the facilities to put the material
in that form and seize the documents so produced; or
(c) if the material can be transferred to a disk, tape or other
storage device that:
(i) is brought to the premises; or
(ii) is on or in the premises and the use of which for that purpose
has been agreed to in writing by the occupier of the premises;
operate the equipment to copy the material to the storage device and
take the storage device from the premises.
"(3) The executing officer or a person assisting may seize equipment
under paragraph (2)(a) only if it is not practicable to put the
material in documentary form as mentioned in paragraph (2)(b) or to
copy the material as mentioned in paragraph (2)(c).
"(4) If the executing officer or a person assisting believes on
reasonable grounds that:
(a) evidential material may be accessible by operating electronic
equipment on or in the premises; and
(b) expert assistance is required to operate the equipment; and
(c) if he or she does not take action under this subsection, the
material may be destroyed, altered or otherwise interfered with;
he or she may do whatever is necessary to secure the equipment, whether
by locking it up, placing a guard or otherwise.
"(5) The executing officer or a person assisting must give notice to
the occupier of the premises of his or her intention to secure
equipment and of the fact that the equipment may be secured for up to
24 hours.
"(6) The equipment may be secured:
(a) for a period not exceeding 24 hours; or
(b) until the equipment has been operated by the expert;
whichever first occurs.
"(7) If the executing officer or a person assisting believes on
reasonable grounds that the expert assistance will not be available
within 24 hours, he or she may apply to a judicial officer for an
extension of that period.
"(8) The executing officer or a person assisting must give notice to
the occupier of the premises of his or her intention to apply for an
extension, and the occupier is entitled to be heard in relation to the
application.
"(9) The provisions of this Subdivision relating to the issue of
warrants apply, with such modifications as are necessary, to the
issuing of an extension.
Compensation for damage to equipment or data
"202.(1) If:
(a) damage is caused to equipment as a result of it being operated as
mentioned in section 200 or 201; or
(b) the data recorded on the equipment is damaged or programs
associated with its use are damaged or corrupted;
and the damage or corruption was caused as a result of:
(c) insufficient care being exercised in selecting the person who was
to operate the equipment; or
(d) insufficient care being exercised by the person operating the
equipment;
compensation for the damage or corruption is payable to the owner of
the equipment or the user of the data or programs concerned.
"(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), damage to data includes
damage by erasure of data or addition of other data.
"(3) Compensation is payable out of money appropriated by the
Parliament for the purpose.
"(4) In determining the amount of compensation payable, regard is to
be had to whether the occupier of the premises and his or her employees
and agents, if they were available at the time, had provided any
warning or guidance as to the operation of the equipment that was
appropriate in the circumstances.
Copies of seized things to be provided
"202A.(1) Subject to subsection (2), if the executing officer or a
person assisting seizes, under a warrant relating to premises:
(a) a document, film, computer file or other thing that can be
readily copied; or
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the executing officer or person assisting must, if requested to do so
by the occupier of the premises or another person who apparently
represents the occupier and who is present when the warrant is
executed, give a copy of the document, film, computer file, thing or
information to that person as soon as practicable after the seizure.
"(2) Subsection (1) does not apply if:
(a) the thing that has been seized was seized under paragraph
201(2)(b) or (c); or
(b) possession by the occupier of the document, film, computer file,
thing or information could constitute an offence.
"Subdivision D-Seizure of goods believed to be forfeited goods
When seizure warrants can be issued
"203.(1) A judicial officer may issue a warrant to seize goods on or
in particular premises if the judicial officer is satisfied by
information on oath that an authorised person:
(a) has reasonable grounds for suspecting that the goods:
(i) are forfeited goods; and
(ii) are, or within the next 72 hours will be, on or in the
premises; and
(b) has demonstrated the necessity, in all the circumstances, for
seizure of the goods.
"(2) Subsection (1) does not apply to the seizure of goods under
section 203B or 203C.
"(3) In considering whether the authorised person has demonstrated
the necessity, in all the circumstances, for seizure of the goods, the
judicial officer may have regard to, but is not limited to,
consideration of the following factors:
(a) the seriousness or otherwise of any offence by reason of the
commission of which the goods are believed to be forfeited goods; (b)
the circumstances in which any such offence is believed to have been
committed;
(c) the pecuniary or other penalty that might be imposed for any such
offence;
(d) the nature, quality, quantity and estimated value of the goods;
(e) whether administrative penalties might be imposed in respect of
the goods;
(f) the inconvenience or cost to any person having a legal or
equitable interest in the goods if they were seized.
"(4) If:
(a) the person applying for the warrant has, at any time previously,
applied for a warrant relating to the search of, or seizure of goods
that are on or in, the same premises; and
(b) the premises are not a Customs place;
the person must state particulars of those applications and their
outcome in the information.
"(5) If a judicial officer issues a warrant, the judicial officer is
to state in the warrant:
(a) a description of the goods to which the warrant relates; and
(b) a description of the premises on or in which the goods are
believed to be located; and
(c) the name of the authorised person who, unless that authorised
person inserts the name of another authorised person in the warrant, is
to be responsible for executing the warrant; and
(d) the period for which the warrant remains in force, which must not
be more than 7 days; and
(e) whether the warrant may be executed at any time or only during
particular hours.
"(6) The judicial officer is also to state in the warrant:
(a) that it authorises the seizure of goods (other than forfeited
goods of the kind referred to in paragraph (5)(a)) found on or in the
premises in the course of the search that the executing officer or a
person assisting believes on reasonable grounds to be special forfeited
goods; and
(b) whether the warrant authorises an ordinary search or a frisk
search of a person who is at or near the premises when the warrant is
executed, if the executing officer or a person assisting suspects on
reasonable grounds that the person has any forfeited goods of the kind
referred to in paragraph (5)(a) or any special forfeited goods in his
or her possession.
"(7) Paragraph (5)(d) does not prevent the issue of successive
warrants in relation to the same premises.
"(8) If the application for the warrant is made under section 203M,
this section applies as if:
(a) subsection (1) referred to 48 hours rather than 72 hours; and
(b) paragraph (5)(d) referred to 48 hours rather than 7 days.
"(9) A judicial officer of a particular State or Territory may issue
a warrant in respect of the seizure of goods on or in premises in
another State or Territory.
The things that are authorised by seizure warrants
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authorises the executing officer or a person assisting:
(a) to enter the warrant premises; and
(b) to search for the goods described in the warrant; and
(c) to seize the goods described in the warrant; and
(d) to seize other goods:
(i) that are found on or in the premises in the course of searching
for the goods the subject of the warrant; and
(ii) that the executing officer or a person assisting believes on
reasonable grounds to be special forfeited goods; and
(e) if the warrant so allows:
(i) to conduct an ordinary search or a frisk search of a person at
or near the premises if the executing officer or a person assisting
suspects on reasonable grounds that the person has any goods that are
goods the subject of the warrant or special forfeited goods in his or
her possession; and
(ii) to seize any such goods found in the course of that search.
"(2) Without limiting the generality of the powers conferred by a
warrant issued in respect of premises that are not a conveyance or a
container, the warrant extends to every conveyance or container on the
premises.
"(3) Without limiting the generality of the powers conferred by a
warrant issued in respect of premises that are a conveyance, the
warrant:
(a) permits entry of the conveyance, wherever it is; and
(b) extends to every container on the conveyance.
"(4) A warrant issued in respect of premises that are a container
permits entry of the container, wherever it is, to the extent that it
is of a size permitting entry.
"(5) If the warrant states that it may be executed only during
particular hours, the warrant must not be executed outside those hours.
"(6) If the warrant authorises an ordinary search or a frisk search
of a person, a search of the person different to that so authorised
must not be done under the warrant.
Seizure without warrant of special forfeited goods, or of evidential
material relating to special forfeited goods, at a Customs place
"203B.(1) This section applies if an authorised person suspects on
reasonable grounds that there are special forfeited goods:
(a) at, or in a container at, a Customs place; or
(b) in, on, or in a container on, a conveyance at a Customs place.
Note: Container has a special definition for the purposes only of this
Division.
"(2) The authorised person may, without warrant:
(a) search the Customs place, or the container at that place, for the
special forfeited goods; or
(b) stop and detain at the Customs place the conveyance and search it
and any container on it for the special forfeited goods;
as the case requires, and seize the goods if the authorised person
finds them there.
"(3) If, in the course of searching for special forfeited goods, an
authorised person finds a thing that the authorised person believes on
reasonable grounds is evidential material relating to an offence
committed in respect of those special forfeited goods, the authorised
person may, without warrant, seize that thing whether or not the
authorised person has found any such special forfeited goods. "(4)
For the purposes of the search, the authorised person may question any
person apparently in charge of the place, conveyance or container about
any goods or thing at the place, in or on the conveyance, or in the
container.
"(5) The authorised person must exercise his or her powers subject to
section 203D.
Seizure without warrant of narcotic goods or of evidential material
relating to narcotic goods at other places
"203C.(1) This section applies if:
(a) an authorised person suspects on reasonable grounds that there
are special forfeited goods that are narcotic goods:
(i) at, or in a container at, a place other than a Customs place;
or
(ii) in, on, or in a container on, a conveyance at a place other
than a Customs place; and
(b) it is necessary to exercise a power under this section in order
to prevent such goods from being concealed, lost or destroyed.
Note: Container has a special definition for the purposes only of this
Division.
"(2) The authorised person, without warrant:
(a) search the place or any container at the place for the narcotic
goods; or
(b) stop and detain the conveyance about to leave the place, and
search it and any container on it for the narcotic goods;
as the case requires, and seize the goods if the authorised person
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"(3) If, in the course of searching for special forfeited goods that
are narcotic goods, an authorised person finds a thing that the
authorised person believes on reasonable grounds is evidential material
relating to an offence committed in respect of those goods, the
authorised person may, without warrant, seize that thing whether or not
the authorised person has found those goods.
"(4) For the purposes of the search, the authorised person may
question any person apparently in charge of the place, conveyance or
container about any goods or thing at the place, in or on the
conveyance, or in the container.
"(5) The authorised person must exercise his or her powers subject to
section 203D.


How an authorised person is to exercise a power under section 203B or
203C
"203D.(1) An authorised person who exercises a power under section
203B or 203C in relation to a conveyance must not detain the conveyance
for longer than is necessary and reasonable to search it and any
container found on it.
"(2) An authorised person exercising a power under section 203B or
203C may use such force as is necessary and reasonable in the
circumstances, but must not damage any place, conveyance or container
unless:
(a) the person (if any) apparently in charge of the place, conveyance
or container has been given a reasonable opportunity to facilitate the
search by providing access to or by opening the conveyance or
container; or
(b) it is not possible to give that person such an opportunity.
"Subdivision E-Provisions applicable both to search and seizure
warrants
Conduct of ordinary searches and frisk searches
"203E. An ordinary search or a frisk search of a person under this
Division must, if practicable, be conducted by a person of the same sex
as the person being searched.
Announcement before entry
"203F.(1) The executing officer must, before any person enters
premises under a search warrant or a seizure warrant:
(a) announce that he or she is authorised to enter the premises; and
(b) give any person at the premises an opportunity to allow entry to
the premises.
"(2) The executing officer is not required to comply with subsection
(1) if he or she believes on reasonable grounds that immediate entry to
the premises is required to ensure:
(a) the safety of a person (including the executing officer); or
(b) that the effective execution of the warrant is not frustrated.
Details of warrant to be given to occupier
"203G.(1) If a search warrant or a seizure warrant in relation to
premises is being executed and the occupier of the premises or another
person who apparently represents the occupier is present at the place
where the warrant is executed, the executing officer or a person
assisting must make available to that person a copy of the warrant.
"(2) If a person is searched under a warrant in relation to premises,
the executing officer or a person assisting must show the person a copy
of the warrant.
"(3) The executing officer must identify himself or herself to the
person at the place where the warrant is executed.
"(4) At the time of executing the warrant, the executing officer or a
person assisting:
(a) is not required to have in his or her possession or under his or
her immediate control the original warrant; but
(b) must have in his or her possession or under his or her immediate
control a copy of the warrant.
"(5) In this section:
'a copy of the warrant' means:
(a) in relation to a warrant issued under section 198 or 203-a copy
that includes the signature of the judicial officer who issued the
warrant and the seal of the relevant court; and
(b) in relation to a warrant issued under section 203M-a completed
form of warrant that includes the name of the judicial officer who
issued the warrant.


Occupier entitled to be present during search or seizure
"203H.(1) If a search warrant or a seizure warrant in relation to
premises is being executed and the occupier of the premises or another
person who apparently represents the occupier is present at the place
where the warrant is executed, the person is, subject to Part 1C of the
Crimes Act 1914, entitled to observe the search or seizure being
conducted.
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"(3) This section does not prevent 2 or more areas of the premises
being searched at the same time.
Availability of assistance and use of force in executing a warrant
"203J. In executing a search warrant or a seizure warrant:
(a) the executing officer may obtain such assistance; and
(b) the executing officer, or a person who is an authorised person
and who is assisting in executing the warrant, may use such force
against persons and things;
as is necessary and reasonable in the circumstances.
Specific powers available to executing officers
"203K.(1) In executing a search warrant or a seizure warrant in
relation to premises, the executing officer or a person assisting may:
(a) for a purpose incidental to the execution of the warrant; or
(b) if the occupier of the premises consents in writing;
take photographs or video recordings of the premises or of things on or
in the premises.
"(2) If a search warrant or a seizure warrant in relation to premises
is being executed, the executing officer and the persons assisting may,
if the warrant is still in force, complete the execution of the warrant
after all of them temporarily cease its execution and leave the
premises:
(a) for not more than one hour; or
(b) for a longer period if the occupier of the premises consents in
writing.
"(3) If:
(a) the execution of a search warrant or of a seizure warrant is
stopped by an order of a court; and
(b) the order is later revoked or reversed on appeal; and
(c) the warrant is still in force;
the execution of the warrant may be completed.
"(4) If:
(a) the execution of a search warrant or of a seizure warrant is
stopped by an order of a court; and
(b) the order is later revoked or reversed on appeal; and
(c) the warrant has ceased to be in force;
the court revoking or reversing the order may reissue the warrant for a
further period not exceeding 7 days.
"(5) The court must not exercise the power under subsection (4)
unless it is satisfied of the matters set out in subsection 198(1) or
203(1).
Use of animals in executing a warrant
"203L. In executing a search warrant or a seizure warrant in relation
to premises, the executing officer or a person assisting may bring to
the premises any animals reasonably necessary for locating things the
subject of the warrant.
Warrants by telephone or other electronic means
"203M.(1) An authorised person may apply to a judicial officer for a
search warrant or for a seizure warrant by telephone, telex, facsimile
or other electronic means:
(a) in an urgent case; or
(b) if the delay that would occur if an application were made in
person would frustrate the effective execution of the warrant.
"(2) The judicial officer may require communication by voice to the
extent that is practicable in the circumstances.
"(3) An application under this section must include all information
required to be provided in an ordinary application for a search warrant
or for a seizure warrant, but the application may, if necessary, be
made before the information is sworn.
"(4) If an application is made to a judicial officer under this
section and the judicial officer, after considering the information and
having received and considered such further information (if any) as the
judicial officer required, is satisfied that:
(a) a search warrant or a seizure warrant in the terms of the
application should be issued urgently; or
(b) the delay that would occur if an application were made in person
would frustrate the effective execution of the warrant;
the judicial officer may complete and sign the same form of warrant
that would be issued under section 198 or 203.
"(5) If the judicial officer decides to issue the warrant, the
judicial officer is to inform the applicant, by telephone, telex,
facsimile or other electronic means, of the terms of the warrant and
the day on which and the time at which it was signed.
"(6) The applicant must then complete a form of warrant in terms
substantially corresponding to those given by the judicial officer,
stating on the form the name of the judicial officer and the day on
which and the time at which the warrant was signed.
"(7) The applicant must, not later than the day after:
(a) the day of expiry of the warrant; or
(b) the day on which the warrant was executed;
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form of warrant completed by the applicant and, if the information
referred to in subsection (3) was not sworn, that information duly
sworn.
"(8) The judicial officer must:
(a) attach to the documents provided under subsection (7) the form of
warrant signed by the judicial officer; and
(b) give or transmit to the applicant the attached documents.
"(9) If:
(a) it is material, in any proceedings, for a court to be satisfied
that the exercise of a power under a warrant issued under this section
was duly authorised; and
(b) the form of warrant signed by the judicial officer is not
produced in evidence;
the court is to assume, unless the contrary is proved, that the
exercise of the power was not duly authorised.
Receipts for things seized under warrant
"203N.(1) If a thing is seized under a search warrant or a seizure
warrant, the executing officer or a person assisting must provide a
receipt for the thing.
"(2) If 2 or more things are seized, they may be covered in the one
receipt.
Offence for making false statements in warrants
"203P. A person must not make, in an application for a search warrant
or for a seizure warrant, a statement that the person knows to be false
or misleading in a material particular.
Penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years.
Offences relating to telephone warrants
"203Q. A person must not:
(a) state in a document that purports to be a form of warrant under
section 203M the name of a judicial officer unless that judicial
officer issued the warrant; or
(b) state on a form of warrant under that section a matter that, to
the person's knowledge, departs in a material particular from the form
authorised by the judicial officer; or
(c) purport to execute, or present to a person, a document that
purports to be a form of warrant under that section that the person
knows:
(i) has not been approved by a judicial officer under that section;
or
(ii) departs in a material particular from the terms authorised by
a judicial officer under that section; or
(d) give to a judicial officer a form of warrant under that section
that is not the form of warrant that the person purported to execute.
Penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years.
"Subdivision F-Dealing with things seized as evidential material
under a search warrant or under subsection 203B(3) or 203C(3)
Retention of things seized under a search warrant or under subsection
203B(3) or 203C(3) "203R.(1) Subject to any law of the Commonwealth, a
State or a Territory permitting the retention, destruction or disposal
of a thing seized as evidential material by an officer of Customs under
a search warrant or by an authorised person under subsection 203B(3) or
203C(3), the officer or authorised person must return it if:
(a) the reason for its seizure no longer exists or it is decided that
it is not to be used in evidence; or
(b) 60 days after its seizure:
(i) proceedings in respect of which the thing may afford evidence
have not been started; and
(ii) an order permitting the thing to be retained has not been made
under section 203S; and
(iii) an order of a court of the Commonwealth or of a State or
Territory permitting the retention, destruction or disposal of the
thing has not been made;
whichever first occurs.
"(2) For the purposes of this section, the return of a thing requires
its return to the person reasonably believed to be the owner of the
thing in a condition as near as practicable to the condition in which
it was seized.
Magistrate may permit a thing seized under a search warrant or under
subsection 203B(3) or 203C(3) to be retained
"203S.(1) If a thing is seized as evidential material by an officer
of Customs under a search warrant, or by an authorised person under
subsection 203B(3) or 203C(3), and:
(a) before the end of 60 days after the seizure; or
(b) before the end of a period previously specified in a magistrate's
order under this section;
proceedings in respect of which the thing may afford evidence have not
been started:
(c) if the thing is seized by an officer of Customs under a search
warrant-an officer of Customs may apply to a magistrate for an order
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(d) if the thing is seized by an authorised person under subsection
203B(3) or 203C(3)-an authorised person may apply to a magistrate for
an order that the thing be retained.
"(2) If the magistrate is satisfied:
(a) that it is necessary for the retention of the thing be continued:
(i) for the purposes of an investigation as to whether an offence
has been committed; or
(ii) to enable evidence of an offence to be assembled for the
purposes of a prosecution; and
(b) that there has been no avoidable delay in conducting the
investigation or assembling the evidence concerned;
the magistrate may order that the thing be retained for a period
specified in the order.
"(3) Before making the application, the officer of Customs or the
authorised person must:
(a) take reasonable steps to discover who has an interest in the
retention of the thing; and
(b) if it is practicable to do so, notify each person who the officer
believes to have such an interest of the proposed application.
"Subdivision G-Dealing with forfeited goods seized under a seizure
warrant or under subsection 203B(2) or 203C(2)".
29. Section 203A:
Renumber the section as 203T.
30. Section 204:
Repeal the section, substitute:
Seized goods to be secured
"204.(1) In this section:
'approved place', in relation to goods, means a place approved by a
Collector as a place for the storage of goods of that kind.
"(2) If an officer of Customs seizes any goods other than
narcotic-related goods under a seizure warrant or under section 203B,
the officer must, as soon as practicable, take those goods to an
approved place.
"(3) If a person other than an officer of Customs seizes any goods
other than narcotic-related goods under a seizure warrant or under
section 203B, the person must, as soon as practicable, deliver the
goods into the custody of an officer of Customs.
"(4) If a person other than a member of the Australian Federal Police
seizes:
(a) any narcotic-related goods under a seizure warrant or under
section 203B; or
(b) any narcotic goods under section 203C;
the person must, as soon as practicable, deliver the goods into the
custody of a member of the Australian Federal Police.
"(5) If goods are delivered to an officer of Customs under
subsection (3), the officer must:
(a) if paragraph (b) does not apply-as soon as practicable, deliver
the goods to an approved place; or
(b) if the goods are delivered to the officer at an approved place-
leave the goods at that place.".
31. Section 205:
Repeal the section, substitute:
Requirement to serve seizure notices
"205.(1) After goods have been seized under a seizure warrant or
under subsection 203B(2) or 203C(2), the responsible person must serve,
within 7 days after the seizure, a seizure notice on the owner of the
goods or, if the owner cannot be identified after reasonable inquiry,
on the person in whose possession or under whose control the goods were
when they were seized.
"(2) Subsection (1) applies whether or not a claim for the return of
the goods seized has been made under section 205B.
"(3) The notice must be in writing and must be served:
(a) personally or by post; or
(b) if no person of the kind referred to in subsection (1) can be
identified after reasonable inquiry-by publishing a copy of the notice
in a newspaper circulating in the location in which the goods were
seized.
"(4) A seizure notice may be served on a person who is outside
Australia.
"(5) In this section:
'responsible person' means:
(a) in relation to goods other than narcotic-related goods-the
officer of Customs who seized the goods or to whom the goods were
delivered under subsection 204(3); or
(b) in relation to narcotic-related goods-the member of the
Australian Federal Police who seized the goods or to whom the goods
were delivered under subsection 204(4).
Matters to be dealt with in seizure notices
"205A. A seizure notice must set out the following:
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(b) the day on which they were seized;
(c) the ground, or each of the grounds, on which they were seized;
(d) a statement that, if a claim for the return of the goods has not
already been made, and is not made within 30 days after the day the
notice is served, the goods will be taken to be condemned as forfeited
to the Crown;
(e) if the notice is to be served in a foreign country-a statement
that the person served, if that person has not yet made such a claim,
may not make such a claim unless he or she has first appointed in
writing an agent in Australia with authority to accept service of
documents, including process in any proceedings arising out of the
matter.
Claim for return of goods seized
"205B.(1) If goods are seized under a seizure warrant or under
subsection 203B(2) or 203C(2), the owner of the goods may, whether or
not a seizure notice has yet been served on the owner, make a claim to
the appropriate person for the return of the goods.
"(2) A claim:
(a) must be in writing in an approved form; and
(b) must specify the grounds on which the claim is made; and
(c) if it is made by a person who does not reside or have a place of
business in Australia, must:
(i) appoint an agent in Australia with authority to accept service
of documents, including process in any proceedings, arising out of the
matter; and
(ii) specify the address of the agent for service; and
(iii) be accompanied by the written consent of the agent signed by
the agent, agreeing to act as agent.
"(3) In this section:
'appropriate person' means:
(a) in relation to goods other than narcotic-related goods:
(i) the CEO; or
(ii) a Regional Director for a State or Territory; and
(b) in relation to narcotic-related goods:
(i) the Commissioner of Police; or
(ii) a Deputy Commissioner of Police.
Treatment of goods seized if no claim for return is made
"205C. If:
(a) goods have been seized under a seizure warrant or under
subsection 203B(2) or 203C(2); and
(b) a seizure notice has been served; and
(c) at the end of 30 days after the day the notice was served, no
claim has been made for return of the goods;
the goods are taken to be condemned as forfeited to the Crown.
Treatment of goods seized if a claim for return is made
"205D.(1) This section applies if:
(a) goods are seized under a seizure warrant or under subsection
203B(2) or 203C(2); and
(b) not later than 30 days after the day the seizure notice was
served, a claim is made under section 205B for return of the goods.
"(2) The authorised person who seized the goods must, subject to any
law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory permitting their
retention, destruction or disposal, return the goods unless:
(a) the goods have been dealt with under section 206 or 207; or
(b) not later than 60 days after the claim for their return is made,
proceedings in respect of an offence involving the goods have been
commenced and, on completion of the proceedings, a court has made an
order for condemnation of the goods as forfeited to the Crown; or
(c) not later than 60 days after the claim for their return is made:
(i) an order permitting the goods to be retained for a specified
period has been made under section 205E; and
(ii) before the end of that specified period, proceedings in
respect of an offence involving the goods have been commenced and, on
completion of the proceedings, a court has made an order for
condemnation of the goods as forfeited to the Crown; or
(d) not later than 60 days after the claim for their return is made:
(i) an order permitting the goods to be retained for a specified
period has been made under section 205E; and
(ii) before the end of that specified period proceedings have been
commenced before a court of summary jurisdiction for a declaration that
the goods are special forfeited goods and, on completion of the
proceedings, a court has made an order for condemnation of the goods as
forfeited to the Crown; or
(e) if the goods were seized as special forfeited goods-not later
than 60 days after the claim for their return is made, proceedings
before a court of summary jurisdiction for a declaration that the goods
are special forfeited goods have been commenced and, on completion of
the proceedings, a court has made an order for condemnation of the
goods as forfeited to the Crown.
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the purposes of this section.
"(3) If:
(a) goods seized otherwise than as special forfeited goods have not
been dealt with under section 206; and
(b) proceedings of the kind referred to in paragraph (2)(b) or (c)
are commenced in respect of an offence involving the goods; and
(c) on completion of the proceedings, the court:
(i) finds that the offence is proved; and
(ii) is satisfied, in all the circumstances of the case, that it is
appropriate that an order be made for condemnation of the goods as
forfeited to the Crown;
the court must make an order to that effect.
Note: Subsection (9) gives special forfeited goods a wider meaning for
the purposes of this section.
"(4) If:
(a) goods seized as special forfeited goods have not been dealt with
under section 206 or 207; and
(b) proceedings of the kind referred to in paragraph (2)(b) or (c)
are commenced in respect of an offence involving the goods; and
(c) on completion of the proceedings, the court is satisfied that the
goods are special forfeited goods;
the court must make an order for condemnation of the goods as forfeited
to the Crown, whether or not the court finds the offence proved.
Note: Subsection (9) gives special forfeited goods a wider meaning for
the purposes of this section.
"(5) Subject to subsection (6) if:
(a) goods seized as special forfeited goods have not been dealt with
under section 206 or 207; and
(b) proceedings of the kind referred to in paragraph (2)(d) or (e)
are commenced in respect of the goods; and
(c) on completion of the proceedings, the court is satisfied that the
goods are special forfeited goods;
the court must declare the goods to be special forfeited goods and make
an order for condemnation of the goods as forfeited to the Crown.
Note: Subsection (9) gives special forfeited goods a wider meaning for
the purposes of this section.
"(6) A court must not make an order for condemnation of goods under
subsection (5) if proceedings for an offence involving the goods have
been commenced.
"(7) If the finding of a court in proceedings under paragraph (2)(b),
(c), (d) or (e) in respect of goods that have not been dealt with under
section 206 or 207 may be taken on appeal to another court, the goods
are not to be returned under subsection (2), or disposed of under
section 208D or 208DA, while that appeal may be made, or, if it is
made, until the completion of that appeal. "(8) For the purposes of
this section, the return of goods requires their return to the person
reasonably believed to be the owner of the goods in a condition as near
as practicable to the condition in which they were seized.
"(9) In this section:
'offence' means an offence against any law of the Commonwealth, a
State or a Territory;
'special forfeited goods' includes:
(a) goods that are forfeited under section 7, 10, 11 or 13 of the
Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905; and
(b) goods that are forfeited under a paragraph of section 73 of the
Distillation Act 1901 other than paragraph 73(iv); and
(c) goods that are forfeited under section 17 of the Spirits Act
1906.
"(10) In this section, a reference to completion of proceedings
includes a reference to completion of any appeal process arising from
those proceedings.
Magistrate may permit goods seized under a seizure warrant or under
subsection 203B(2) or 203C(2) to be retained
"205E.(1) If goods are seized under a seizure warrant or under
subsection 203B(2) or 203C(2) and:
(a) before the end of 60 days after the making of a claim for their
return; or
(b) before the end of the period previously specified in a
magistrate's order under this section;
proceedings of the kind referred to in paragraph 205D(2)(b) have not
been started, an authorised person may apply to a magistrate for an
order that the goods be retained.
"(2) If the magistrate is satisfied that it is necessary:
(a) that the retention of the goods continue while evidence of the
offence to which the proceedings referred to in paragraph 205D(2)(b)
relate is assembled; and
(b) that there has been no avoidable delay in assembling that
evidence;
the magistrate may order that the goods be retained for a period
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"(3) Before making the application, the authorised person must:
(a) take reasonable steps to discover who has an interest in the
retention of the goods; and
(b) if it is practicable to do so, notify each person who the officer
believes to have such an interest of the proposed application.
Right of compensation in certain circumstances for goods disposed of or
destroyed
"205F.(1) Despite the disposal or destruction of goods taken to be
condemned as forfeited to the Crown because no claim for their return
was made, a person may apply to a court of competent jurisdiction under
this section for compensation.
"(2) A right to compensation exists if:
(a) the goods are not special forfeited goods within the meaning of
section 205D; and
(b) the goods were not used or otherwise involved in the commission
of an offence; and
(c) the person establishes, to the satisfaction of the court:
(i) that he or she is the rightful owner of the goods; and
(ii) that there were circumstances providing a reasonable excuse
for the failure to claim the goods not later than 30 days after the day
the seizure notice was served.
"(3) If a right to compensation exists under subsection (2), the
court must order the payment by the Commonwealth to the person of an
amount equal to:
(a) if the goods have been sold-the proceeds of the sale; and
(b) if the goods have been destroyed-the market value of the goods at
the time of their destruction.
Effect of forfeiture
"205G. When goods are, or are taken to be, condemned as forfeited to
the Crown, the title to the goods immediately vests in the Commonwealth
to the exclusion of all other interests in the goods, and the title
cannot be called into question.".
32. Sections 206, 207 and 208:
Repeal the sections, substitute:
Immediate disposal of certain goods
"206.(1) If:
(a) goods are seized under a seizure warrant or under subsection
203B(2); and
(b) the goods are perishable goods or live animals; and
(c) the CEO or a Regional Director for a State or Territory is
satisfied that the retention of the goods would constitute:
(i) a danger to public health; or
(ii) if the goods are live animals-a danger to the health of other
animals or a danger to plants or to agricultural produce;
the CEO or Regional Director concerned may cause the goods to be dealt
with in such manner as he or she considers appropriate (including the
destruction of the goods).
"(2) If:
(a) goods are seized under a seizure warrant or under subsection
203B(2); and
(b) the goods are a vessel in the possession of an officer of
Customs; and
(c) the CEO or a Regional Director for a State or Territory is
satisfied that the vessel is so unseaworthy that its custody or
maintenance is impracticable;
the CEO or Regional Director concerned may cause the goods to be dealt
with in such manner as he or she considers appropriate (including the
destruction of the goods).
"(3) As soon as practicable, but not later than 7 days after the
goods referred to in subsection (1) or (2) have been dealt with, the
CEO or Regional Director concerned must give or publish a notice in
accordance with subsection (5).
"(4) The notice must be in writing and must be served:
(a) personally or by post on the owner of the goods or, if the owner
cannot be identified after reasonable inquiry, on the person in whose
possession or under whose control the goods were when they were seized;
or
(b) if no person of the kind referred to in paragraph (a) can be
identified after reasonable inquiry-by publishing a copy of the notice
in a newspaper circulating in the location in which the goods were
seized.
"(5) The notice must:
(a) identify the goods; and
(b) state that the goods have been seized under a seizure warrant or
under subsection 203B(2) and give the reason for the seizure; and
(c) state that the goods have been dealt with under subsection (1) or
(2) and specify the manner in which they have been so dealt with and
the reason for doing so; and
(d) set out the terms of subsection (6).
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(2), the owner of the goods may bring an action against the
Commonwealth in a court of competent jurisdiction for the recovery of
the market value of the goods at the time they were so dealt with.
"(7) A right to recover the market value of the goods at the time
they were dealt with in accordance with subsection (1) or (2) exists
if:

(a) the goods are not special forfeited goods within the meaning of
section 205D; and
(b) the goods were not used or otherwise involved in the commission
of an offence; and
(c) the owner of the goods establishes, to the satisfaction of the
Court, that the circumstances for them to be so dealt with did not
exist.
"(8) If a person establishes a right to recover the market value of
the goods at the time they were dealt with, the Court must order the
payment by the Commonwealth of an amount equal to that value at that
time
Immediate disposal of narcotic goods
"207.(1) If:
(a) goods are seized under a seizure warrant or under subsection
203B(2) or 203C(2); and
(b) the goods are reasonably believed by the Commissioner of Police
or a Deputy Commissioner of Police to be special forfeited goods that
are narcotic goods;
the Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner may cause the goods to be dealt
with in such manner as he or she considers appropriate (including the
destruction of the goods).
"(2) If goods are dealt with in accordance with subsection (1), the
owner of the goods may bring an action against the Commonwealth in a
court of competent jurisdiction for the recovery of the market value of
the goods at the time they were so dealt with.
"(3) A right to recover the market value of the goods at the time
they were dealt with in accordance with subsection (1) exists if:
(a) the goods are not special forfeited goods; and
(b) the goods were not used or otherwise involved in the commission
of an offence; and
(c) the owner of the goods establishes, to the satisfaction of the
Court, that the circumstances for them to be so dealt with did not
exist.
"(4) If a person establishes a right to recover the market value of
the goods at the time they were dealt with in accordance with
subsection (1)
or (2), the Court must order the payment by the Commonwealth of an
amount equal to that value at that time.
Release of goods on security
"208.(1) This section applies to goods:
(a) that have been seized under a seizure warrant; and
(b) that are not special forfeited goods; and
(c) that are not taken to be forfeited to the Crown under section
205C; and
(d) in respect of which proceedings have not yet been brought by the
Commonwealth under section 205D.
"(2) The owner of the goods may apply to a court of summary
jurisdiction for an order that the goods be released to the owner on
provision to the CEO of security for an amount determined by the court
in accordance with subsection (4).
"(3) In determining whether or not to order the release of the goods
on provision of a security, the court may have regard to:
(a) the impact that the continued retention of the goods would have
on the economic interests of third parties; and
(b) whether the continued retention of the goods would prevent the
provision of services by third parties which would place at risk the
health, safety or welfare of the community; and
(c) any other like matters that the court considers relevant.
"(4) For the purposes of this section, the security to be provided in
respect of the goods is security for an amount determined by the court
that does not exceed the sum of:
(a) the market value of the goods at the time when the order is made;
and
(b) the costs incurred by Customs for storage of the goods from the
time of their seizure until the time of their release under this
section;
reduced by the amount of any duty that has been paid on the goods.
"(5) If the security is given, the CEO is to release the goods to the
applicant.".
33. Sections 208A and 208B:
Repeal the sections.
34. Section 208C:
Omit "notice under subsection 205(2) or paragraph 208A(1)(b)",
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subsection 206(3)".
35. Section 208D:
Omit "under section 203 that are condemned, or deemed under subsection
205(6) or (7) or subsection 208A(2) to be condemned, as forfeited to
the Crown", substitute "under a seizure warrant or under subsection
203B(2) or 203C(2) that are taken to be condemned as forfeited to the
Crown under section 205C or that are so condemned under section 205D".
36. Subsection 208DA(1) (definition of "condemned goods"):
Omit the definition, substitute:
" 'condemned goods' means goods seized under a seizure warrant or
under subsection 203B(2) or 203C(2):
(a) that are taken to be condemned as forfeited to the Crown under
section 205C; or
(b) that are so condemned under section 205D;".
37. Section 208E:
Omit "section 207", substitute "section 206".
38. Subsection 209(2):
Omit "in lieu of seizing the goods under section 203", substitute
"instead of seizing the goods under a seizure warrant".
39. Subsection 209(3):
Omit "$1,000", substitute "$5,000".
40. Subsection 209(3A):
(a) Omit "by virtue of section 203", substitute "under a seizure
warrant".
(b) Omit "in lieu of seizing the goods under this section",
substitute "instead of seizing the goods under a seizure warrant".
41. Subsection 209(3B):
Omit "$1,000", substitute "$5,000".
42. Subsection 209(7):
Omit all the words after "subsection (6),", substitute:
"the article or goods are taken:
(a) to have been seized under a seizure warrant at the end of 21 days
after the notice is served; and
(b) to have been so seized by the officer who served the notice under
subsection (5)".
43. After section 209:
Insert the following section and Subdivision heading:
Destruction or concealment of evidential material or forfeited goods
"209A. A person must not:
(a) destroy, or render incapable of identification, a document or
thing that is, or may be, evidential material or a forfeited good; or
(b) render illegible or indecipherable such a document or thing; or
(c) place or conceal on his or her body, or in any clothing worn by
the person, such a document or thing;
with the intention of preventing it from being seized by an authorised
person in the exercise of the person's powers under a search warrant, a
seizure warrant or section 203B or 203C.
Penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years.
"Subdivision H-Powers of arrest".
44. Section 214:
Repeal the section.
45. Before section 214AA:
Insert:
"Subdivision J-Auditing of commercial documents".
46. Subparagraph 214AA(1)(a)(i):
Omit "or 70", substitute ", 70 or 77D".
47. Subparagraph 214AA(1)(b)(i):
Omit "or 70(7)(a)", substitute ", 70(7)(a) or 77D(5)(a)".
48. Subsection 214AB(2):
Omit "or 70", substitute ", 70 or 77D".
49. After section 214B:
Insert the following Subdivision heading and section:
"Subdivision K-Miscellaneous
Nature of functions of magistrate under sections 203S and 205E
"214BA.(1) A function of making an order conferred on a magistrate by
section 203S or 205E is conferred on the magistrate in a personal
capacity and not as a court or a member of a court.
"(2) Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), an order made
by a magistrate under section 203S or 205E has effect only by virtue of
this Act and is not taken, by implication, to be made by a court.
"(3) A magistrate performing a function of, or connected with, making
an order under section 203S or 205E has the same protection and
immunity as if he or she were performing that function as, or as a
member of, a court (being the court of which the magistrate is a
member).
"(4) The Governor-General may make arrangements with the Governor of
a State, the Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory, the
Administrator of the Northern Territory or the Administrator of Norfolk
Island for the performance, by all or any of the persons who from time
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function of making orders under section 203S or 205E.".
50. Subparagraph 219A(2)(c)(i):
After "seized" insert "under a seizure warrant or under subsection
203B(2) or 203C(2)".
51. Paragraph 229(1)(bb):
Omit "207", substitute "206".
52. Subsection 229A(6):
Omit "in pursuance of section 203", substitute "under a seizure
warrant".
53. Subsections 229A(7) and (8):
Omit "under section 203", substitute "under a seizure warrant".
54. Subsection 234(2B):
Omit "or a withdrawal of an import entry", substitute ", a withdrawal
of such an entry, or a return for the purposes of subsection 69(5),
70(7) or 77D(5)".
55. Paragraph 240(1AA)(a):
Omit "or 70", substitute ", 70 or 77D".
56. Section 262:
Repeal the section.
57. After section 269H:
Insert:
CEO may reject a TCO application in relation to goods referred to in
section 269SJ
"269HA.(1) If, at any time during the period starting from the
receipt of a TCO application and ending with the making of a TCO, the
CEO becomes satisfied that the goods to which the application relates
are goods in respect of which, under subsection 269SJ(1), the CEO is
prevented from making a TCO, the CEO must:
(a) reject the application; and
(b) by notice in writing given to the applicant, inform the applicant
that the application is rejected and of the reason for the rejection.
"(2) If, at any time after the publication of a notice in the Gazette
under subsection 269K(1), the CEO rejects the application to which the
notice relates under subsection (1), the CEO must, as soon as
practicable after rejecting the application, publish a notice in the
Gazette stating that the application has been rejected and giving the
reason for the rejection.".
58. After subsection 269SD(4):
Insert:
"(5) If the CEO is satisfied that a TCO contains a description of the
goods the subject of the order in terms of their intended end use, the
CEO may make an order revoking the TCO with effect from the
revocation.".
59. Subsection 269SE(2):
Omit "or (2)", substitute ", (2) or (5)".
60. Subsection 269SJ(1):
Omit the subsection, substitute:
"(1) The CEO must not make a TCO in respect of goods:
(a) described in terms of their intended end use; or
(b) declared by the regulations to be goods to which a TCO should not
extend.".
Note: The heading to section 269SJ is altered by inserting "goods
described by reference to their end use or" before "prescribed goods".
61. Subsections 269SJ(2) and (3):
Omit "subsection (1)", substitute "paragraph (1)(b)".
62. After paragraph 273GA(1)(aaj):
Insert:
"(aak) a decision by an officer under subsection 77D(4) to specify
conditions to which a permission under section 77D is subject;
(aal) a decision by an officer under section 77D to refuse to grant a
permission under that section;
(aam) a decision by an officer under section 77D to revoke a
permission granted under that section;
(aan) a decision by an officer under subsection 77E(4) to specify
conditions to which a permission under section 77E is subject;
(aao) a decision by an officer under section 77E to refuse to grant a
permission under that section;
(aap) a decision by an officer under section 77E to revoke a
permission granted under that section;".
63. After paragraph 273GA(1)(m):
Insert:
"(ma) a decision of the CEO under section 269HA rejecting a TCO
application;".
64. Paragraphs 273GA(1)(n), (o), (q) and (r):
Insert "a decision of the CEO under section 269SH on a reconsideration
of" before "a decision".
65. Paragraph 273GA(1)(s):
Omit "or (2)", substitute ", (2) or (5)".
66. Subsection 273GA(6A):
Omit the subsection, substitute:

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"(6A) An application may not be made to the Tribunal in respect of a
decision under section 269SH on a reconsideration of a decision of the
CEO under subsection 269P(1), 269Q(1) or 269SC(1) or (4) unless the
person who makes the application to the Tribunal is:
(a) an affected person within the meaning of section 269SH; and
(b) is adversely affected by the decision on the reconsideration.".
67. Schedules III, IV and V:
Repeal the Schedules.

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SCHEDULE 5 Section 7
AMENDMENTS OF THE DISTILLATION ACT 1901
1. Before section 60:
Insert the following Division and Division heading:
"Division 1-Preliminary
Law relating to legal professional privilege not affected
"59A. This Part does not affect the law relating to legal
professional privilege.
CEO may give directions concerning the exercise of powers under this
Division
"59B.(1) Without limiting the generality of the power conferred on
the CEO under subsection 4(4) of the Customs Administration Act 1985,
the CEO may give directions in writing under that subsection
concerning:
(a) the circumstances in which the powers under this Part may be
exercised; and
(b) the officers of Customs who are entitled to exercise those
powers; and
(c) the manner and frequency of reporting to the CEO concerning the
exercise of those powers.
"(2) A direction given for the purposes of subsection (1) is a
disallowable instrument for the purposes of section 46A of the Acts
Interpretation Act 1901.
"Division 2-General regulatory powers".
2. Section 61:
Repeal the section.
3. Sections 64, 65, 66, 67 and 68:
Repeal the sections.
4. After section 69:
Insert the following Division heading:
"Division 3-Miscellaneous".

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SCHEDULE 6 Section 8
AMENDMENTS OF THE EXCISE ACT 1901
1. Subsection 61D(1) (definition of "relevant traveller"):
Omit the definition, substitute:
" 'relevant traveller' means a person:
(a) who intends to make an international flight, whether as a
passenger on, or as a pilot or member of the crew of, an aircraft; or
(b) who intends to make an international voyage, whether as a
passenger on, or as the master or a member of the crew of, a ship.".
2. Subsection 61D(1):
Insert:
" 'international voyage' means a voyage, whether direct or indirect,
by a ship between a place in Australia and a place outside Australia;".
3. Paragraph 61D(2)(a):
Insert "or voyage" after "flight".
4. Paragraph 61(D)(2)(b):
Insert "or voyage" after "flight".
5. Paragraph 61D(7)(b):
Insert "or voyage" after "flight".
6. After the heading to Division 1 of Part IX:
Insert the following Subdivision and Subdivision heading:
"Subdivision A-Preliminary
Law relating to legal professional privilege not affected
"82. This Division does not affect the law relating to legal
professional privilege.
CEO may give directions concerning the exercise of powers under this
Division
"83.(1) Without limiting the generality of the power conferred on the
CEO under subsection 4(4) of the Customs Administration Act 1985, the
CEO may give directions in writing under that subsection concerning:
(a) the circumstances in which the powers under this Division may be
exercised; and
(b) the officers of Customs who are entitled to exercise those
powers; and
(c) the manner and frequency of reporting to the CEO concerning the
exercise of those powers.
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disallowable instrument for the purposes of section 46A of the Acts
Interpretation Act 1901.
"Subdivision B-General regulatory powers".
7. Sections 87, 88, 89 and 90:
Repeal the sections, substitute:
Power to stop conveyances about to leave an Excise place
"87.(1) If a conveyance is about to leave an Excise place, an officer
may:
(a) require the conveyance to stop; and
(b) check to establish that there is appropriate documentation
authorising the movement from the Excise place of any excisable goods
in or on the conveyance that are subject to the control of Customs
within the meaning of section 61.
"(2) For the purposes of subsection (1), an officer may question the
person apparently in charge of the conveyance about any goods in, on,
or in a container on, the conveyance.
"(3) The power in paragraph (1)(b) includes a power to give
directions relating to:
(a) the unloading of any goods from the conveyance; or
(b) their movement to a particular part of the Excise place for
further examination.
"(4) If a direction under subsection (3) is not complied with, an
officer may do what is necessary to give effect to the direction or to
arrange for it to be done.
"(5) An officer must not detain a conveyance under this section for
longer than is necessary and reasonable to exercise the powers
conferred by this section.
"(6) In this section:
'aircraft' means any machine or craft that can derive support in the
atmosphere from the reactions of the air;
'container' includes a trailer or other like receptacle, whether with
or without wheels, that is used for the movement of goods from one
place to another;
'conveyance' means an aircraft, railway rolling stock, vehicle or
vessel of any kind;
'Excise place' means a factory or an approved place.".
8. Sections 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98 and 99:
Repeal the sections.
9. Before section 99A:
Insert the following Subdivision heading:
"Subdivision C-Auditing of commercial documents relating to the
Diesel Fuel Rebate Scheme".
10. After section 99A:
Insert the following Subdivision heading:
"Subdivision D-Powers of arrest".
11. After section 104:
Insert the following Subdivision heading:
"Subdivision E-Miscellaneous".
12. After paragraph 162C(1)(h):
Add at the end the following word and paragraph:
"; and (i) the decision of the CEO under section 165A as to the
amount of duty shortpaid or overpaid".
13. After section 165:
Insert:
By-laws prescribing exempt onshore fields or exempt offshore fields may
be revoked within 3 years
"165A.(1) If:
(a) for the purposes of the Excise Tariff, the CEO has made, or is
taken to have made, by-laws under section 165 prescribing 2 or more
fields as exempt onshore fields or exempt offshore fields; and
(b) on the basis of subsequent information, the Minister for Primary
Industries and Energy is satisfied that the fields as prescribed are
actually parts of a single field;
that Minister may, within 3 years after those by-laws or the earliest
of those by-laws comes into effect, make a by-law ('replacement by-law') that:
(c) revokes the original by-laws from the day each of those by-laws
came into effect; and
(d) substitutes for the original by-laws a new by-law that, with
effect from the day the revoked by-laws or the earliest of the revoked
by-laws came into effect, prescribes the single field as an exempt
onshore field or an exempt offshore field.
"(2) If:
(a) for the purposes of the Excise Tariff, the CEO has made, or is
taken to have made, a by-law under section 165 prescribing a field as
an exempt onshore field or an exempt offshore field; and
(b) on the basis of subsequent information, the Minister for Primary
Industries and Energy is satisfied that the field as so prescribed is
actually 2 or more separate fields;
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make by-laws ('replacement by-laws'):
(c) of which one:
(i) revokes the original by-law from the day that by-law came into
effect; and
(ii) substitutes for the original by-law a new by-law that, with
effect from that day, prescribes one of the separate fields as an
exempt onshore field or an exempt offshore field; and
(d) of which the other, or each of the others, prescribes the other
separate field or each of the other separate fields, with effect from
that day, as an exempt onshore field or an exempt offshore field.
"(3) Within 90 days after the Minister for Primary Industries and
Energy makes a replacement by-law under subsection (1), the CEO must,
having regard to the information (if any) provided by the producer and
to other relevant information:
(a) work out the amount of duty (if any) that is shortpaid by the
relevant producer to the Commonwealth having regard to the replacement
by-law; and
(b) notify the relevant producer, in writing, of that amount.
"(4) Within 90 days after the Minister for Primary Industries and
Energy makes replacement by-laws under subsection (2), the CEO must,
having regard to the information (if any) provided by the producer and
to other relevant information:
(a) work out the amount of duty (if any) overpaid by the relevant
producer to the Commonwealth having regard to those replacement by-laws; and
(b) notify the relevant producer, in writing, of that amount.
"(5) If a replacement by-law made under subsection (1) is published
in the Gazette, no action lies against the relevant producer for
recovery of the amount of duty shortpaid until 60 days after
notification under subsection (3) of the duty shortpaid.
"(6) If an amount is notified under subsection (3):
(a) the amount is, subject to subsections (13) and (14), payable by
the relevant producer to the Commonwealth within 60 days after it is so
notified; and
(b) if that amount is paid during that period, no interest is payable
on that amount or on any part of that amount.
"(7) If replacement by-laws made under subsection (2) are published
in the Gazette, no action lies against the Commonwealth for recovery of
the amount of duty overpaid until 60 days after notification under
subsection (4) of the duty overpaid.
"(8) If an amount is notified under subsection (4):
(a) the amount is, subject to subsections (13) and (14), payable by
the Commonwealth to the relevant producer within 60 days after the day
so notified; and
(b) if that amount is paid during that period, no interest is payable
on that amount or on any part of that amount.
"(9) If, within 60 days after an amount is notified to a relevant
producer under subsection (3), the producer fails to pay that amount to
the Commonwealth, interest may be charged only with effect from the day
on which the replacement by-law was published in the Gazette.
"(10) If, within 60 days after an amount is notified to a relevant
producer under subsection (4), the Commonwealth fails to pay that
amount to the producer, interest may be charged only with effect from
the day on which the replacement by-laws were published in the Gazette.
"(11) Nothing in this section prevents the Minister for Finance
allowing a relevant producer, under section 70C of the Audit Act 1901,
to pay the amount notified to the relevant producer under subsection
(3) in instalments in accordance with the provisions of that Act and,
if the Minister so allows, subsections (6) and (9) do not apply.
"(12) In allowing for the payment of an amount in instalments, the
Minister for Finance may require the payment of interest on amounts
remaining unpaid from time to time after the day on which the
replacement by-law was published in the Gazette.
"(13) A relevant producer:
(a) who has been notified of an amount of duty shortpaid under
subsection (3) or an amount of duty overpaid under subsection (4); and
(b) who is of the opinion that the decision as to that amount is
incorrect;
may apply to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal under paragraph
162C(1)(i) for review of the decision.
"(14) If a relevant producer applies to the Administrative Appeals
Tribunal for review of the decision as to the amount of duty shortpaid
or overpaid:
(a) the period starting with the application and ending with the
final determination by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal or by a
Court on appeal from the Tribunal of the amount of duty shortpaid or
overpaid is to be disregarded in working out, for the purposes of
subsection (5), (6), (7) or (8), whether 60 days have passed since that
amount was notified; and
(b) if it is determined, or ultimately determined, that the amount of
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the CEO, the notification by the CEO is to be treated as if it were,
and had always been, a notification of the amount determined or
ultimately determined by the Tribunal or Court.".
14. Section 169:
After "authorise the making" insert "by the CEO".


NOTE ABOUT SECTION HEADING
The heading to section 165 is altered by omitting "Minister" and
substituting "CEO".

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SCHEDULE 7 Section 9
AMENDMENTS OF THE SPIRITS ACT 1906
1. Section 22:
Add at the end:
"(4) Without limiting the generality of the power conferred on the
CEO under subsection 4(4) of the Customs Administration Act 1985, the
CEO may give directions in writing under that subsection concerning:
(a) the circumstances in which the powers under this section may be
exercised; and
(b) the officers of Customs who are entitled to exercise those
powers; and
(c) the manner and frequency of reporting to the CEO concerning the
exercise of those powers.
"(5) A direction given for the purposes of subsection (4) is a
disallowable instrument for the purposes of section 46A of the Acts
Interpretation Act 1901.".
2. Sections 24 and 25:
Repeal the sections.

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SCHEDULE 8 Section 10
AMENDMENTS CONSEQUENTIAL ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE
OFFICE OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF CUSTOMS
Anti-Dumping Authority Act 1988
1. Amendment of several provisions:
The provisions set out below are amended by omitting "Comptroller"
(wherever occurring) and substituting "CEO":
subsection 3(1) (definition of "negative prima facie decision")
subsections 7(1) and (2)
subsections 8(1), (2) and (3)
subsections 8B(1), (2) and (3)
subsection 28(1)
subsection 33(2).
2. Subsection 3(1) (definition of "Comptroller"):
Omit the definition.
3. Subsection 3(1):
Insert the following definition:
" 'CEO' means the Chief Executive Officer of Customs;".
Bounty and Capitalisation Grants (Textile Yarns) Act 1981
4. Amendment of several provisions:
The provisions set out below are amended by omitting "Comptroller-
General" (wherever occurring) and substituting "CEO":
subsection 2(1) (definitions of "approved form", "registered textile
factory" and "textile fibres")
subsection 2(3)
subsection 3(5)
section 4
subsection 5(3)
subsection 8(1)
subsections 9(1) and (2)
subsections 10(3), (4) and (5)
subsections 10A(2), (4) and (5)
subsections 10B(2) and (4)
subsections 10BA(2), (3), (4) and (5)
subsections 10BB(4) and (6)
subsections 10C(1), (2) and (3)
subsection 10D(2)
subsections 11(2), (3), (4), (5) and (6)
subsection 12(1)
section 13
subsection 14(1)
subsection 16(4)
subsection 18B(3)
subsection 19(1)
section 21.
5. Section 1A:
Omit "Comptroller-General", substitute "Chief Executive Officer of
Customs".
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Omit the definition.
7. Subsection 2(1):
Insert the following definition:
" 'CEO' means the Chief Executive Officer of Customs;".
8. Subsection 7(1A):
Omit "Comptroller", substitute "CEO".
9. Subsection 21C(5):
Omit "Comptroller", substitute "CEO".
Bounty (Books) Act 1986
10. Amendment of several provisions:
The provisions set out below are amended by omitting "Comptroller"
(wherever occurring) and substituting "CEO":
subsection 4(1) (definitions of "approved form" and "recognised
educational institution")
subsection 4(2)
subsections 5(1), (2), (3), (7), (8) and (9)
subsections 7(1), (2) and (3)
section 9
subsection 10(3)
subsection 12(1)
subsection 13(1)
subsections 14(4), (5) and (6)
subsections 15(2), (4) and (5)
subsections 16(2) and (4)
subsections 17(1), (2) and (3)
subsection 18(2)
subsections 19(2), (3), (7), (9), (10) and (12)
subsection 20(1)
section 21
subsection 22(1)
subsection 25(6)
subsection 29(3)
subsection 31(1)
subsection 33(1)
subsection 34(1).
11. Section 3:
Omit "Comptroller", substitute "Chief Executive Officer of Customs".
12. Subsection 4(1) (definition of "Comptroller"):
Omit the definition.
13. Subsection 4(1):
Insert the following definition:
" 'CEO' means the Chief Executive Officer of Customs;".
Bounty (Citric Acid) Act 1991
14. Amendment of several provisions:
The provisions set out below are amended by omitting "Comptroller"
(wherever occurring) and substituting "CEO":
subsection 4(1) (definitions of "approved form" and "registered
person")
section 7
subsections 8(2), (3) and (4)
subsection 10(1)
subsection 11(1)
subsections 12(2) and (4)
subsections 13(1), (2) and (3)
subsection 14(2)
subsections 15(2), (3), (4), (6), (8), (10) and (11)
subsection 16(1)
section 17
subsection 18(1)
subsection 21(6)
subsection 25(3)
subsection 27(1)
subsection 28(1)
subsection 29(1).
15. Section 3:
Omit "Comptroller", substitute "Chief Executive Officer of Customs".
16. Subsection 4(1) (definition of "Comptroller"):
Omit the definition.
17. Subsection 4(1):
Insert the following definition:
" 'CEO' means the Chief Executive Officer of Customs;".
Bounty (Computers) Act 1984
18. Amendment of several provisions:
The provisions set out below are amended by omitting "Comptroller-
General" (wherever occurring) and substituting "CEO":
subsection 3(1) (definition of "approved form")
subsection 6(6)
section 8
subsection 9(6A)
section 11

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subsection 12(1)
subsections 13(2), (3) and (4)
subsections 14(2), (4) and (5)
subsections 15(2) and (4)
subsections 16(2), (3), (4) and (5)
subsections 17(3) and (4)
subsections 18(1), (2) and (3)
subsection 19A(2)
subsections 20(2), (3), (4), (6), (7), (10) and (12)
subsection 21(1)
section 22
subsection 23(1)
subsection 25(6)
subsection 30(1)
subsection 32(1)
subsection 33(1).
19. Section 2A:
Omit "Comptroller-General", substitute "Chief Executive Officer of
Customs".
20. Subsection 3(1) (definition of "Comptroller-General"):
Omit the definition.
21. Subsection 3(1):
Insert the following definition:
" 'CEO' means the Chief Executive Officer of Customs;".
Bounty (Fuel Ethanol) Act 1994
22. Amendment of several provisions:
The provisions set out below are amended by omitting "Comptroller"
(wherever occurring) and substituting "CEO":
subsection 5(1) (definition of "approved form")
section 11
subsections 26(2), (4), (5), (6) and (7)
subsection 29(1)
subsections 30(3), (5) and (6)
subsections 31(1), (2), (3) and (4)
subsection 34(1)
subsection 35(1)
subsection 37(1)
subsections 38(1) and (3)
subsection 53(2)
subsection 58(3)
subsection 60(1)
subsection 61(1).
23. Section 4:
Omit "Comptroller", substitute "Chief Executive Officer of Customs".
24. Subsection 5(1) (definition of "Comptroller"):
Omit the definition.
25. Subsection 5(1):
Insert the following definition:
" 'CEO' means the Chief Executive Officer of Customs;".
26. Subsection 26(5):
Omit "Comptroller's", substitute "CEO's".
27. Subsection 30(6):
Omit "Comptroller's", substitute "CEO's".
Bounty (Machine Tools and Robots) Act 1985
28. Amendment of several provisions:
The provisions set out below are amended by omitting
"Comptroller-General" (wherever occurring), and substituting "CEO":
subsection 4(1) (definition of "approved form")
subsections 13(1), (2) and (3)
section 15
subsections 16(11A), (12) and (13)
subsection 18(1)
section 19
subsection 20(1)
subsections 21(2), (3) and (4)
subsections 22(2), (4) and (5)
subsections 23(2) and (4)
subsections 24(2), (3), (4) and (5)
subsections 25(3) and (4)
section 26
subsections 28(2), (3), (4), (7), (8), (11), (12), (13) and (15)
subsection 29(1)
section 30
subsection 31(1)
subsection 33(6)
subsection 37(3)
subsection 38(1)
subsection 40(1)
subsection 41(1).
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Omit "Comptroller-General", substitute "Chief Executive Officer of
Customs".
30. Subsection 4(1) (definition of "Comptroller-General"):
Omit the definition.
31. Subsection 4(1):
Insert the following definition:
" 'CEO' means the Chief Executive Officer of Customs;".
Bounty (Photographic Film) Act 1989
32. Amendment of several provisions:
The provisions set out below are amended by omitting "Comptroller"
(wherever occurring) and substituting "CEO":
subsection 4(1) (definitions of "approved form" and "registered
person")
section 8
subsections 9(2), (3) and (4)
subsection 11(1)
subsection 12(1)
subsections 13(2) and (4)
subsections 14(1), (2) and (3)
subsection 15(2)
subsections 16(2), (3), (6), (8), (10) and (11)
subsection 17(1)
section 18
subsection 19(1)
subsection 22(6)
subsection 26(3)
subsection 28(1)
subsection 29(1)
subsection 30(1).
33. Section 3:
Omit "Comptroller", substitute "Chief Executive Officer of Customs".
34. Subsection 4(1) (definition of "Comptroller"):
Omit the definition.
35. Subsection 4(1):
Insert the following definition:
" 'CEO' means the Chief Executive Officer of Customs;".
Bounty (Printed Fabrics) Act 1981
36. Amendment of several provisions:
The provisions set out below are amended by omitting
"Comptroller-General" (wherever occurring) and substituting "CEO":
subsection 2(1) (definitions of "approved form", "prescribed yarn" and
"registered clothing factory")
subsection 2(2)
subsections 3(1) and (2)
section 4
subsection 8(1)
section 9
subsections 10(3), (4) and (5)
subsections 10A(2), (4) and (5)
subsections 10B(2) and (4)
subsections 10C(1), (2) and (3)
subsection 10D(2)
subsections 11(2), (3), (4), (5), (6) and (7)
section 12
section 13
subsection 14(1)
subsection 16(4)
subsection 19(1)
section 21.
37. Section 1A:
Omit "Comptroller-General", substitute "Chief Executive Officer of
Customs".
38. Subsection 2(1) (definition of "Comptroller-General"):
Omit the definition.
39. Subsection 2(1):
Insert the following definition:
" 'CEO' means the Chief Executive Officer of Customs;".
Bounty (Ships) Act 1989
40. Amendment of several provisions:
The provisions set out below are amended by omitting "Comptroller"
(wherever occurring) and substituting "CEO":
subsection 4(1) (definition of "approved form")
subsection 4(2)
subsections 6(1), (2) and (3)
section 7
subsection 9(1)
subsections 11(2), (3) and (4)
subsection 12(1)
subsections 13(2), (4) and (5)
subsections 14(2) and (4)

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subsections 15(1), (2) and (3)
subsection 16(2)
subsection 18(1)
section 19
subsection 20(1)
subsection 23(6)
subsection 27(3)
subsection 29(1)
subsection 31(1)
subsection 32(1).
41. Section 3:
Omit "Comptroller", substitute "Chief Executive Officer of Customs".
42. Subsection 4(1) (definition of "Comptroller"):
Omit the definition.
43. Subsection 4(1):
Insert the following definition:
" 'CEO' means the Chief Executive Officer of Customs;".
Coal Excise Act 1949
44. Amendment of several provisions:
The provisions set out below are amended by omitting "Comptroller" and
substituting "CEO":
subsection 15(2)
section 17
section 27A.
45. Section 2A:
Omit "Comptroller", substitute "Chief Executive Officer of Customs".
46. Section 4 (definition of "the Comptroller"):
Omit the definition.
47. Section 4:
Insert the following definition:
" 'CEO' means the Chief Executive Officer of Customs;".
Commerce (Trade Descriptions) Act 1905
48. Amendment of several provisions:
The provisions set out below are amended by omitting
"Comptroller-General" (wherever occurring) and substituting "CEO":
subsections 7(2) and (3)
section 10
subsections 11(2) and (3)
section 13
subsections 15(1) and (2).
49. Section 1A:
Omit "Comptroller-General", substitute "Chief Executive Officer".
50. Section 3:
Insert the following definition:
" 'CEO' means the Chief Executive Officer of Customs;".
Customs Act 1901
51. Amendment of several provisions:
The provisions set out below are amended by omitting "Comptroller"
(wherever occurring) and substituting "CEO":
subsection 4(1) (definitions of "authorised officer" and "Officer of
Customs")
subsections 4A(1) and (1A)
subsections 5A(1), (2), (4) and (5)
subsections 5B(1), (2), (4) and (5)
subsections 13(1), (3), (4) and (5)
subsections 15(1) and (2)
section 17
section 19
subsections 28(2) and (3)
subsections 30A(2), (3), (4) and (5)
subsections 33A(2) and (4)
subsections 33B(2) and (4)
subsections 42(1B) and (1C)
section 44
subsection 45(1)
subsection 58A(6)
subsection 58B(6)
subsection 60(2)
subsections 67C(1), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9) and (11)
subsections 77A(2), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (11) and (13)
subsection 78(2)
subsection 79(1)
section 80
subsections 81(1), (2) and (3)
subsections 82(1), (3) and (5)
subsections 83(2), (3), (4) and (5)
subsections 84(1), (2) and (3)
subsections 86(1), (1A), (1B), (3), (5) and (7)
subsections 87(1), (2), (4), (5), (6) and (7)
subsections 105(1) and (2)

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subsections 114B(1), (3), (5), (6), (8) and (10)
subsections 119(2B) and (3)
subsections 122A(2), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9) and (11)
section 126
section 126C
subsections 132B(1), (2), (3), (4) and (5)
subsections 132C(1), (2) and (5)
section 132D
subsection 137(3)
section 146
subsections 153E(5), (6) and (7)
subsections 153J(1) and (3)
subsections 153K(1), (2) and (3)
subsections 153L(1) and (4)
subsections 153P(1) and (2)
subsection 153Q(1)
subsection 153R(1)
subsections 161J(2) and (3)
subsection 161K(1)
subsections 161L(1), (2) and (3)
subsections 162(3) and (4)
subsections 162A(2), (4), (5) and (8)
subsection 164(2)
section 164B
subsections 165(1), (3) and (4)
subsections 165A(1), (2) and (3)
subsection 180(2)
subsection 181(2)
subsection 183C(1)
subsection 183CA(1)
subsections 183CB(1) and (2)
subsections 183CC(1), (2), (3), (4), (4A) and (5)
subsection 183CD(4)
subsections 183CE(1) and (2)
subsections 183CF(1), (2) and (3)
subsections 183CG(1), (3), (6), (7) and (8)
subsections 183CJ(1) and (4)
subsections 183CK(1), (2), (3) and (4)
section 183CM
subsections 183CN(1) and (2)
section 183CP
subsections 183CQ(1), (4), (5), (6) and (7)
subsections 183CR(1), (2), (3) and (4)
subsections 183CS(1), (2), (4) and (5)
subsection 183D(2)
subsections 183DA(2), (3), (4) and (5)
subsections 183DC(1) and (3)
subsections 183DD(1), (2) and (3)
subsection 183S(1)
subsection 203P(2)
subsection 208(1)
section 208D
subsection 214AA(1)
subsection 214AB(2)
subsections 214AC(1), (2), (4), (5), (7) and (8)
subsections 219R(1) and (14) (definition of "authorised officer")
subsection 219T(1)
subsection 219U(1)
subsections 219V(3), (4) and (8)
subsection 219X(1)
subsections 219Y(4) and (5)
subsections 219ZA(1), (2) and (3)
subsection 219ZC(4)
subsection 219ZH(6)
section 228A
section 228B
subsection 233BA(1)
subsections 234(2A) and (2B)
subsection 240(3)
subsection 240A(5)
subsection 243B(1)
subsections 243CA(2) and (4)
subsections 243E(1) and (6)
subsections 243F(1), (2), (3) and (3A)
subsection 243G(2A)
subsection 243K(2)
subsection 243L(1)
subsections 243T(1), (5) and (6)
subsections 243U(1), (2), (3), (4) and (5)
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section 253
section 256
subsection 264(1)
subsection 267(1)
subsections 268(1) and (2)
section 269
subsection 269B(1) (definitions of "gazettal day" and "last day for
submissions")
subsection 269D(4)
subsection 269F(1)
subsections 269G(2) and (3)
subsections 269H(1) and (2)
subsections 269J(1) and (3)
subsections 269K(1), (3) and (4)
subsections 269L(1), (2), (3), (4), (5) and (6)
subsections 269M(1), (3), (4) and (5)
subsections 269N(1), (2), (3), (4) and (5)
subsections 269P(1), (2), (3) and (4)
subsections 269Q(1), (2), (3) and (4)
subsection 269R(1)
subsections 269SA(1) and (2)
subsection 269SB(1)
subsections 269SC(1), (1A), (2), (3), (4) and (5)
subsections 269SD(1), (2) and (3)
subsections 269SE(1) and (2)
subsections 269SF(1) and (3)
subsections 269SH(1), (3), (3A), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (10) and (13)
(definition of "affected person")
subsections 269SJ(2) and (3)
section 269SK
subsection 269T(1) (definition of "interested party")
subsection 269TAH(2)
subsections 269TA(1), (2) and (3)
subsections 269TC(1), (2), (3) and (4)
subsections 269TD(1), (2), (3) and (4)
subsections 269TE(1) and (3)
subsections 269TF(1), (2) and (3)
subsection 269TG(3A)
subsection 269TH(4)
subsection 269TJ(12)
subsection 269TK(6)
subsections 269U(1) and (8)
subsection 269V(1)
subsection 269W(2)
subsections 269X(1), (2), (4), (5), (6), (7) and (8)
subsection 269Y(1)
subsections 269Z(1) and (2)
subsections 269ZB(1), (3) and (4)
subsections 269ZC(1) and (2)

section 271
section 272
subsections 273(1), (2) and (3)
section 273A
subsections 273GAA(4), (8) and (9)
subsection 273GA(1)
subsection 273H(1)
section 274
section 275
subsections 275A(4) and (5).
52. Amendment of several provisions:
The provisions set out below are amended by omitting "Comptroller's"
(wherever occurring) and substituting "CEO's":
subsection 153E(4)
subsection 219M(2)
subsection 219Q(2)
subsection 243U(2)
subsections 269TA(1) and (2)
subsection 269TE(2)
subsection 269TG(3A)
subsection 269TH(4)
subsection 269TJ(12)
subsection 269TK(6)
subsection 269ZB(4)
subsection 273GAA(8).
53. Amendment of several provisions:
The provisions set out below are amended by omitting "Collector of
Customs" (wherever occurring) and substituting "Regional Director":
subsection 13(5)
subsection 78(2)
subsection 162A(8)

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subsection 180(2)
subsection 183CJ(1)
subsection 183CQ(5)
subsection 183CR(3)
subsection 183D(2)
subsection 208(1)
section 256
subsections 275A(4) and (5).
54. Subsection 4(1) (definition of "Comptroller"):
Omit the definition.
55. Subsection 4(1):
Insert the following definition:
" 'CEO' means the Chief Executive Officer of Customs;".
56. Section 7:
Omit "Comptroller", substitute "Chief Executive Officer of Customs".
57. Subsection 64AB(6):
Omit "Comptroller-General", substitute "CEO".
58. Paragraphs 183CJ(1)(a) and (b):
Omit "Collector" (wherever occurring), substitute "Regional Director".
59. Division 2 of Part XVB (heading):
Omit "Comptroller", substitute "CEO".


NOTES ABOUT SECTION AND SUBSECTION HEADINGS
1. The heading to section 105 is altered by omitting "Comptroller's"
and substituting "CEO's".
2. The heading to subsection 153E(4) is altered by omitting
"Comptroller" and substituting "CEO".
3. The heading to subsection 153E(5) is altered by omitting
"Comptroller" and substituting "CEO".
4. The heading to subsection 153E(6) is altered by omitting
"Comptroller" and substituting "CEO".
5. The heading to subsection 153K(3) is altered by omitting
"Comptroller" and substituting "CEO".
6. The heading to subsection 153R(1) is altered by omitting
"Comptroller" and substituting "CEO".
7. The heading to section 183CR is altered by omitting "Comptroller"
and substituting "CEO".
8. The heading to section 183CS is altered by omitting "Comptroller"
and substituting "CEO".
9. The heading to section 269TA is altered by omitting "Comptroller"
and substituting "CEO".
10. The heading to section 269TE is altered by omitting "Comptroller"
and substituting "CEO".
11. The heading to section 271 is altered by omitting "Comptroller"
and substituting "CEO".
Customs Securities (Penalties) Act 1981
60. Section 2A:
Omit "Comptroller-General", substitute "Chief Executive Officer".
Customs Tariff Act 1987
61. Amendment of several provisions:
The provisions set out below are amended by omitting "Comptroller"
(wherever occurring) and substituting "CEO":
subsection 13(3)
subsection 26(4)
item 6(c) of Part I of Schedule 4
item 14 of Part I of Schedule 4
item 20 of Part II of Schedule 4
item 32 of Part II of Schedule 4
item 35A of Part III of Schedule 4.
62. Section 3:
Omit "Comptroller", substitute "Chief Executive Officer of Customs".
63. Subsection 5(1):
Insert the following definition:
" 'CEO' means the Chief Executive Officer of Customs;".
Customs Undertakings (Penalties) Act 1981
64. Section 2A:
Omit "Comptroller-General", substitute "Chief Executive Officer".
Distillation Act 1901
65. Amendment of several provisions:
The provisions set out below are amended by omitting "Comptroller" and
substituting "CEO":
subsection 6(1) (definition of "Gazette Notice")
subsection 24(1)
section 36
section 46
subsection 82B(1).
66. Section 3:
Omit "Comptroller", substitute "Chief Executive Officer of Customs".
67. Subsection 6(1) (definition of "Comptroller"):
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68. Subsection 6(1):
Insert the following definition:
" 'CEO' means the Chief Executive Officer of Customs;".
Excise Act 1901
69. Amendment of several provisions:
The provisions set out below are amended by omitting "Comptroller"
(wherever occurring) and substituting "CEO":
subsection 4(1) (definitions of "authorised officer", "Officer of
Customs" and "Gazette notice")
subsection 4AA(1)
section 18
section 19
section 43
section 44
subsection 50(1)
subsections 58(1A), (4) and (5)
subsections 59A(1), (2), (3), (4) and (5)
subsections 59B(1), (2) and (5)
section 59C
subsection 77B(3)
subsection 78(4)
subsections 78AAAA(1), (4) and (5)
subsection 78A(2)
subsections 80(1), (2) and (3)
subsections 80A(1), (2) and (3)
section 97
section 99
subsection 128A(5)
subsection 134(1)
section 142
section 145
section 153
section 154
subsection 160B(1)
subsection 162C(1)
subsections 165(1) and (2)
section 166
section 167.
70. Amendment of several provisions:
The provisions set out below are amended by omitting "Collector of
Customs" and substituting "Regional Director":
Schedule II
Schedule III
Schedule V
Schedule VII.
71. Subsection 4(1) (definition of "Comptroller"):
Omit the definition.
72. Subsection 4(1):
Insert the following definition:
" 'CEO' means the Chief Executive Officer of Customs;".
73. Section 7:
Omit "Comptroller", substitute "Chief Executive Officer of Customs".
Excise Tariff Act 1921
74. Amendment of several provisions:
The provisions set out below are amended by omitting "Comptroller"
(wherever occurring) and substituting "CEO":
subsections 3A(1) and (2)
subsection 6A(8)
subsection 6AA(7)
item 9A of the Schedule.
75. Section 1A:
Omit "Comptroller", substitute "Chief Executive Officer of Customs".
76. Section 3:
Insert the following definition:
" 'CEO' means the Chief Executive Officer of Customs;".
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Grants) Act 1980
77. Amendment of several provisions:
The provisions set out below are amended by omitting "Comptroller-
General" (wherever occurring) and substituting "CEO":
subsections 7A(5), (6), (7), (8), (8A), (8C), (9), (10), (11) and (18)
section 8
section 15
subsection 15A(1).
78. Section 2A:
Omit "Comptroller-General", substitute "Chief Executive Officer of
Customs".
79. Section 3 (definition of "Comptroller-General"):
Omit the definition.
80. Section 3:
Insert the following definition:

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" 'CEO' means the Chief Executive Officer of Customs;".
Narcotic Drugs Act 1967
81. Amendment of several provisions:
The provisions set out below are amended by omitting "Comptroller" and
substituting "CEO":
section 6
subsection 12(1)
subsection 14A(1)
subsection 22(3)
subsection 24(2).
82. Section 3:
Omit "Comptroller", substitute "Chief Executive Officer of Customs;"
83. Subsection 4(1) (definitions of "Collector" and "Comptroller"):
Omit the definitions.
84. Subsection 4(1):
Insert the following definitions:
" 'CEO' means the Chief Executive Officer of Customs;
'Collector' has the same meaning as in the Customs Act 1901;".
Psychotropic Substances Act 1976
85. Amendment of several provisions:
The provisions set out below are amended by omitting "Comptroller-
General" and substituting "Chief Executive Officer":
section 2A
subsection 9(3).
Spirits Act 1906
86. Amendment of several provisions:
The provisions set out below are amended by omitting
"Comptroller-General" (wherever occurring) and substituting "Chief
Executive Officer":
section 2A
subsection 8(2)
section 13.
States Grants (Petroleum Products) Act 1965
87. Amendment of several provisions:
The provisions set out below are amended by omitting "Comptroller-
General" (wherever occurring) and substituting "Chief Executive
Officer":
section 1A
subsections 5(2), (3) and (3A)
section 7.

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SCHEDULE 9 Section 11
OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS
Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977
1. Subparagraph (e)(iv) of Schedule 2:
Omit "Writs of Assistance, or Customs Warrants,", substitute "seizure
warrants issued under Division 1 of Part XII of the Customs Act 1901".
2. Subparagraph (f)(iii) of Schedule 2:
Omit ", Writs of Assistance or Customs Warrants", substitute "or
seizure warrants issued under Division 1 of Part XII of the Customs Act
1901".
Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals (Administration) Act 1992
3. Subsection 69B(4):
Omit the words after paragraph (b), substitute:
"the Customs Act 1901 has effect as if the constituent or product
included in that importation were goods described as forfeited to the
Crown under section 229 of that Act because they were prohibited
imports within the meaning of that Act.".
Migration Act 1958
4. Subsection 260(3):
Omit "writ of assistance", substitute "seizure warrant issued under
Division 1 of Part XII of the Customs Act 1901".
Therapeutic Goods Act 1989
5. Subsection 14(4):
Omit the words after paragraph (b), substitute:
"the Customs Act 1901 has effect as if the goods included in that
importation or exportation were goods described as forfeited to the
Crown under
section 229 of that Act because they were:
(c) prohibited imports within the meaning of that Act; or
(d) prohibited exports within the meaning of that Act;
as the case requires.".
6. Subsection 20(3):
Omit the words after paragraph (b), substitute the following:
"the Customs Act 1901 has effect as if the goods included in that
importation or exportation were goods described as forfeited to the
Crown under
section 229 of that Act because they were:
(c) prohibited imports within the meaning of that Act; or
(d) prohibited exports within the meaning of that Act;
as the case requires.".