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No. 1 of 2006 Directions/Other as made
Directions of the CEO of Customs in relation to the use of force by Customs officers.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 01 May 2006
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR09-May-2006
Tabled Senate09-May-2006
Date of repeal 10 Aug 2010
Repealed by Customs Act 1901 - CEO Directions No. 1 of 2010

CEO DIRECTIONS No 1 of 2006

SUBSECTION 189A(2) OF THE CUSTOMS ACT 1901

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

I, MICHAEL JOSEPH CARMODY, under subsection 189A(2) of the Customs Act 1901, give the following directions relating to the deployment of approved firearms and other approved items of personal defence equipment.

1.        An authorised arms issuing officer shall ensure that a person to whom approved firearms or approved items of personal defence equipment are issued is the holder of a valid qualification in accordance with CEO Order 1(2006) - Use of Force.

2.        Approved firearms and approved items of personal defence equipment must be deployed and used in accordance with CEO Order 1 (2006) - Use of Force.

3.        Approved firearms and approved items of personal defence equipment shall be stored according to the guidelines set out in CEO Order 1 (2006) - Use of Force.  Any failure to store any approved firearms or approved items of personal defence equipment in the manner provided therein shall be reported to the authorised arms issuing officer.

4.        An officer may only use force in accordance with the procedures set out in CEO Order 1 (2006) - Use of Force.  This includes in any of the following circumstances:

a)         aiming or discharging a firearm, other than for the purpose of destroying an animal or signalling a vessel to heave to;

b)        using a baton against another person;

c)         aiming or using a chemical agent;

d)        using any compliance or restraint hold, strike, kick or other operational safety application against another person; or

e)         using handcuffs or similar restraint against a person.

CEO Directions No 1 of 2005, dated 5 September 2005, is revoked.

This instrument takes effect on the day after it is registered.

 

Dated:  21 April 2006

 

 

Michael Joseph Carmody
Chief Executive Officer of Customs