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A Bill for an Act to amend the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004, and for related purposes
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Registered 01 Mar 2007
Introduced HR 14 Feb 2007

2004‑2005‑2006‑2007

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Additional Screening Measures) Bill 2007

 

No.      , 2007

 

(Transport and Regional Services)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004, and for related purposes

  

  


Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 1

2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 1

3............ Schedule(s).......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                 3

Aviation Transport Security Act 2004                                                                     3

 


A Bill for an Act to amend the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1  Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Aviation Transport Security Amendment (Additional Screening Measures) Act 2007.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

The later of:

(a) 31 March 2007; and

(b) the day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by both Houses of the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or edited in any published version of this Act.

3  Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.


 

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Aviation Transport Security Act 2004

1  After paragraph 44(2)(a)

Insert:

                    (aa)  things that must not pass through a screening point;

2  Subsection 44(3)

After “paragraph (2)(a)”, insert “, (2)(aa)”.

3  Paragraph 95B(3)(a)

After “frisk search”, insert “under this section”.

4  Paragraph 95B(3)(b)

After “of a person”, insert “under this section”.

5  After section 95B

Insert:

95C  Screening powers—frisk search general power

             (1)  If a screening officer considers it necessary in order to screen a person properly, the screening officer may request the person to undergo a frisk search.

             (2)  If a screening officer conducts a frisk search following a request under subsection (1), the screening officer may conduct the search only to the extent necessary to complete the proper screening of the person.

             (3)  A screening officer must not:

                     (a)  require a person to undergo a frisk search under this section; or

                     (b)  conduct a frisk search of a person under this section without the person’s consent; or

                     (c)  contravene subsection (2).

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (4)  Subsection (3) does not apply if the officer has a reasonable excuse.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (4) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code).

             (5)  Subsection (3) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.

             (6)  If:

                     (a)  a screening officer requests a person to undergo a frisk search under subsection (1); and

                     (b)  the person refuses to comply with the request; and

                     (c)  the person refuses to undergo a frisk search in a private room by a screening officer of the same sex as the person; and

                     (d)  the refusals mean that it is not possible to screen the person properly;

the screening officer must refuse to allow the person to pass through the screening point.