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These regulations amend the Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005 and the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Regulations 2003 to enhance transport security and ensure consistency with Australia's international obligations.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 17 Jun 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR02-Jul-2019
Tabled Senate02-Jul-2019
Date of repeal 17 Sep 2019
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Transport Security Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2019

I, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated   13 June 2019

Peter Cosgrove

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Peter Dutton

Minister for Home Affairs

 

 

 

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

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

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005                                                                               2

Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Regulations 2003                                   9

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Transport Security Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2019.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument 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

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1. The whole of this instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

18 June 2019

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the following:

                     (a)  the Aviation Transport Security Act 2004;

                     (b)  the Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Act 2003.

4  Schedules

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

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Aviation Transport Security Regulations 2005

1  Regulation 1.03

Insert:

audit, of an aviation industry participant’s TSP, has the meaning given by regulation 2.01.

2  Regulation 1.03 (paragraph (aa) of the definition of exempt duty free item)

Omit “a port of call before reaching”, substitute “an airport retail outlet at a place where passengers embark or disembark the aircraft before the air service arrives in”.

3  Regulation 1.03

Insert:

review, of an aviation industry participant’s TSP, has the meaning given by regulation 2.01.

4  Regulation 1.08

Repeal the regulation, substitute:

1.08  Security designated authorisations

                   For the purposes of the definition of security designated authorisation in section 9 of the Act, a flight crew licence (within the meaning of the Civil Aviation Safety Regulations 1998) is a security designated authorisation.

5  Subregulation 2.01(1)

Omit “(1)”.

6  Subregulation 2.01(1)

Insert:

audit, of an aviation industry participant’s TSP, means an audit to determine if security measures and procedures set out in the TSP have been implemented and complied with.

review, of an aviation industry participant’s TSP, means a review to determine if security measures and procedures set out in the TSP are effective and adequate.

7  Subregulation 2.01(2)

Repeal the subregulation.

8  Paragraph 2.13(4)(d)

Repeal the paragraph.

9  Paragraph 2.13(4)(g)

Omit “fax number,”.

10  Paragraph 2.17(2)(f)

Omit “their first Australian port of call”, substitute “the first point of call in Australia”.

11  Paragraph 2.17(2)(g)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (g)  measures to ensure that passengers who have not been cleared on arriving aircraft (for example, small general‑aviation aircraft) do not mix or interfere with cleared passengers; and

12  Paragraph 2.31(3)(d)

Repeal the paragraph.

13  Paragraph 2.31(3)(g)

Omit “fax number,”.

14  Paragraph 2.35(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  measures to ensure that cleared passengers departing from or boarding an aircraft do not mix with passengers who have not been cleared on arriving aircraft; and

15  Paragraph 2.81(3)(a)

Repeal the paragraph.

16  Paragraph 2.81(3)(c)

Omit “fax number,”.

17  Subregulation 3.16(2)

Omit “a zone”, substitute “an area”.

18  Subregulation 3.16D(6) (paragraph (b) of the penalty)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  if the person is an aviation industry participant other than an accredited air cargo agent or a participant covered by paragraph (a)—100 penalty units; or

                     (c)  if the person is an accredited air cargo agent—50 penalty units.

19  Paragraph 3A.05(2)(a)

Omit “established within the airside area of an airport”, substitute “in force”.

20  Paragraph 3A.11(2)(a)

Omit “established within the landside area of an airport”, substitute “in force”.

21  Paragraph 4.12A(1)(a)

Omit “subregulation 4.11(4)”, substitute “paragraph 4.11(3)(d)”.

22  Subregulation 4.22E(2) (paragraph (a) of the definition of relevant times)

Omit “port of call”, substitute “point of departure”.

23  Subregulation 4.22F(2) (paragraph (a) of the definition of relevant times)

Omit “port of call”, substitute “point of departure”.

24  Subregulation 4.25(2)

Omit “screened at the aircraft’s first port of call”, substitute “cleared at the aircraft’s first point of call”.

25  Subregulation 4.26(2)

Repeal the subregulation, substitute:

             (2)  An item of the baggage must be cleared before it is transferred to the other air service.

26  Subregulation 4.27(2)

Omit “screened at the aircraft’s last port of call in Australia”, substitute “cleared at the aircraft’s last point of departure from Australia”.

27  Subparagraph 4.27(2)(a)(i)

Omit “screened at any of the aircraft’s previous ports of call”, substitute “cleared at any of the aircraft’s previous points of call”.

28  Subparagraph 4.27(2)(a)(ii)

Omit “screened”, substitute “cleared”.

29  Subregulation 4.28(2)

Omit “must be screened”, substitute “must be cleared”.

30  Subparagraph 4.28(2)(a)(i)

Omit “screened at any of the aircraft’s previous ports of call”, substitute “cleared at any of the aircraft’s previous points of call”.

31  Subparagraph 4.28(2)(a)(ii)

Omit “screened”, substitute “cleared”.

32  Subparagraphs 4.54(1)(a)(ii) and (b)(ii) (notes)

Repeal the notes.

33  At the end of subregulation 4.54(1)

Add:

Note:          For the purposes of paragraphs (a) and (b), the requirement to display an ASIC does not apply to security controlled airports that do not have regular public transport operations: see subregulation 3.03(4).

34  Subregulation 4.55A(4) (note)

Omit “regulated”, substitute “controlled”.

35  Regulation 5.04 (note)

Omit “regulated”, substitute “controlled”.

36  Subregulation 6.01(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of Category A identification document)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  for a person who was born in Australia—either of the following:

                              (i)  the person’s Australian birth certificate;

                             (ii)  notice given to the person under section 37 of the Australian Citizenship Act 2007; or

37  Subregulation 6.01(1) (at the end of the definition of VIC issuer)

Add:

                   ; (d)  the Director‑General of Security.

38  At the end of Division 6.1

Add:

6.05B  VIC issuers—delegation by Director‑General of Security

             (1)  The Director‑General of Security may, by writing, delegate any or all of the functions or powers of the Director‑General of Security under this Part to a senior position‑holder within the meaning of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979.

             (2)  A delegate must comply with any written directions of the Director‑General of Security.

39  Paragraph 6.25A(2)(a)

Omit “or the Comptroller‑General of Customs”, substitute “, the Comptroller‑General of Customs or the Director‑General of Security”.

40  Subparagraph 6.25A(2)(i)(iii)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                            (iii)  if the VIC is not issued by the Comptroller‑General of Customs or the Director‑General of Security—been issued with a VIC for the airport for more than a total of 28 days in the previous 12 months, other than a VIC issued in the circumstances set out in subregulation (2A);

41  After paragraph 6.25A(2)(k)

Insert:

                   (ka)  if the VIC is issued by the Director‑General of Security—a declaration by the VIC holder that the holder has not been issued with a VIC by the Director‑General of Security for more than a total of 28 days in the previous 12 months;

42  After subregulation 6.25A(2)

Insert:

          (2A)  For the purposes of subparagraph (2)(i)(iii), the circumstances are that the VIC is issued:

                     (a)  by the Comptroller‑General of Customs; or

                     (b)  by the Director‑General of Security; or

                     (c)  relying on regulation 6.38G, 6.38H or 6.38I; or

                     (d)  relying on an exemption under regulation 6.38F.

43  Subregulation 6.37H(1)

Omit “or the Comptroller‑General of Customs”, substitute “, the Comptroller‑General of Customs or the Director‑General of Security”.

44  Subregulation 6.37H(2)

Omit “A Commonwealth agency that is a VIC issuer, or the Comptroller‑General of Customs”, substitute “A VIC issuer that is a Commonwealth agency, the Comptroller‑General of Customs, or the Director‑General of Security”.

45  Subregulation 6.38(1)

Omit “subregulation (1A)”, substitute “subregulations (1A) and (2)”.

46  After subregulation 6.38(1A)

Insert:

             (2)  The Director‑General of Security may issue a VIC to a person in the circumstances mentioned in subregulation (1) only if the person is an officer or employee of ASIO.

47  Subregulation 6.38D(5)

Omit “subregulation (6)”, substitute “subregulations (6) and (7)”.

48  At the end of regulation 6.38D

Add:

             (7)  The Director‑General of Security must not issue a VIC:

                     (a)  that is valid for more than 24 hours; or

                     (b)  that is valid in more than 1 airport.

49  Subregulation 6.38E(1)

After “Customs”, insert “or the Director‑General of Security”.

50  After paragraph 6.38E(5)(a)

Insert:

                     (b)  a VIC issued by the Director‑General of Security;

51  After regulation 6.38EB

Insert:

6.38EC  The 28 day rule—additional rule for Director‑General of Security

             (1)  The Director‑General of Security must not issue a VIC to a person if the person has held a VIC, issued by the Director‑General of Security, for a total of 28 or more days in the previous 12 months.

             (2)  A person commits an offence if the person:

                     (a)  applies to the Director‑General of Security; and

                     (b)  has held a VIC issued by the Director‑General of Security knowing that it for was for a total of 28 or more days in the previous 12 months.

Penalty:  20 penalty units.

52  Subregulation 6.39A(1) (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

VICs issued by the Comptroller‑General of Customs or Director‑General of Security

53  Subregulation 6.39A(1)

After “Customs”, insert “or the Director‑General of Security (the requesting VIC issuer)”.

54  Subregulation 6.39A(3)

Omit “Comptroller‑General of Customs”, substitute “requesting VIC issuer”.

55  Paragraph 6.39A(4)(b)

Omit “Comptroller‑General of Customs”, substitute “requesting VIC issuer”.

56  Subregulation 6.39A(7)

Omit “Comptroller‑General of Customs”, substitute “requesting VIC issuer”.

57  Subregulation 6.39A(7A)

After “Customs”, insert “or the Director‑General of Security”.

58  Regulation 6.42F (after paragraph (d) of the definition of issuer)

Insert:

                   (da)  for a VIC issued by the Director‑General of Security—the Director‑General of Security;

59  Subparagraph 6.45(3)(b)(iii)

Omit “holder.”, substitute “holder; or”.

60  At the end of subregulation 6.45(3)

Add:

                     (c)  all of the following apply:

                              (i)  the Director‑General of Security issued the VIC;

                             (ii)  the Secretary has notified the Director‑General of Security, in writing, that, in particular circumstances, a VIC does not need to be returned to the Director‑General of Security within 7 days after the VIC expires;

                            (iii)  one or more of the circumstances apply to the VIC holder.

61  Subregulation 6.55(1) (note)

Repeal the note, substitute:

Note:          A flight crew licence is a security designated authorisation (see regulation 1.08 and section 74G of the Act).

62  At the end of Part 7

Add:

7.13  Evidence of certain matters in relation to infringement notices

             (1)  At the hearing of a prosecution for an offence in relation to which an infringement notice has been issued, a certificate of any of the following kinds, signed by or on behalf of the Secretary, is evidence of the facts stated in it:

                     (a)  a certificate stating that:

                              (i)  the infringement notice was served on the alleged offender; and

                             (ii)  the infringement notice penalty has not been paid in accordance with this Part;

                     (b)  a certificate stating that the notice was withdrawn on a day specified in the certificate;

                     (c)  a certificate stating that:

                              (i)  a further period was refused for payment of the infringement notice penalty; and

                             (ii)  the infringement notice penalty has not been paid in accordance with this Part;

                     (d)  a certificate stating that:

                              (i)  the further time mentioned in the certificate for payment of the infringement notice penalty was granted; and

                             (ii)  the infringement notice penalty was not paid in accordance with the notice or within the further time.

             (2)  A certificate that purports to have been signed by or on behalf of the Secretary is presumed to have been so signed unless the contrary is proved.

7.14  Effect of certain admissions

                   Evidence of an admission made by a person in an application under regulation 7.10 is not admissible in proceedings against the person for the relevant alleged offence unless the person introduces the application into evidence.

7.15  Matter not to be taken into account in determining sentence

                   If a person to whom an infringement notice has been issued:

                     (a)  does not pay the infringement notice penalty; and

                     (b)  is prosecuted for, and convicted of, the alleged offence mentioned in the infringement notice;

the court must not, in determining the penalty to be imposed, take into account the fact that the person did not pay the infringement notice penalty.

63  After subregulation 9.01(1)

Insert:

          (1A)  Subregulation (1) does not apply to an aviation security inspector who is performing a duty, or carrying out a responsibility, under or for the purposes of the Act or these Regulations.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subregulation (1A) (see section 13.3 of the Criminal Code).

64  In the appropriate position in Part 10

Insert:

Division 13Amendments made by the Transport Security Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2019

10.34  Requirements for TSPs

                   The amendments of these Regulations made by Schedule 1 to the Transport Security Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2019 apply in relation to the approval of a TSP, or of proposed alterations of a TSP, under section 19, 21 or 23A of the Act on or after 1 July 2019, whether:

                     (a)  the TSP is given to the Secretary under the Act before, on or after 1 July 2019; or

                     (b)  the request under section 22 or 23A of the Act relating to the TSP is made before, on or after 1 July 2019.

Maritime Transport and Offshore Facilities Security Regulations 2003

65  Subregulation 1.03(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of contact details)

Omit “, fax number”.

66  Subregulation 1.03(1) (paragraph (c) of the definition of contact details)

Omit “, mobile telephone number and a fax number”, substitute “and a mobile telephone number”.

67  Subregulation 1.03(1) (definition of port of call)

Repeal the definition.

68  Subregulation 1.03(1) (definition of security plan audit)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

security plan audit means an audit relating to one or more of the following plans to determine if security measures and procedures set out in the plan have been implemented and complied with:

                     (a)  a maritime security plan;

                     (b)  a ship security plan;

                     (c)  an offshore security plan.

69  Subregulation 1.03(1) (definition of security plan review)

Repeal the definition, substitute:

security plan review means a review of one or more of the following plans to determine if security measures and procedures set out in the plan are effective and adequate:

                     (a)  a maritime security plan;

                     (b)  a ship security plan;

                     (c)  an offshore security plan.

70  Subregulation 1.50(2)

After “offshore”, insert “facility”.

71  Paragraph 1.55(1)(n)

Omit “by internal auditors”.

72  Paragraph 2.25(2)(c)

Omit “facsimile”, substitute “fax”.

73  Paragraph 2.35(1)(c)

Omit “facsimile”, substitute “fax”.

74  Paragraph 3.10(a)

Omit “by internal and external auditors”.

75  Regulation 4.85 (heading)

After “offshore”, insert “facility”.

76  Paragraph 4.85(a)

After “offshore”, insert “facility”.

77  Regulation 4.90 (note)

Repeal the note.

78  Paragraph 4.105(a)

Omit “by internal and external auditors”.

79  Subparagraph 4.120(4)(f)(vi)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                    (vi)  details of all voyages that the ship operator intends the ship to undertake without a ship security plan, including details of the intended route and any intended ports of call along the route; and

80  Subparagraph 4.150(4)(f)(vi)

Repeal the subparagraph, substitute:

                    (vi)  details of all voyages that the ship operator intends to undertake without an ISSC, including details of the intended route and any intended ports of call along the route; and

81  Paragraph 5.25(c)

Omit “facsimile”, substitute “fax”.

82  Paragraph 5A.10(a)

Omit “by internal and external auditors”.

83  Paragraph 5A.10(b)

After “offshore”, insert “facility”.

84  Paragraph 5A.60(1)(m)

Before “security alert”, insert “ship”.

85  Subregulation 6.07B(1) (paragraph (a) of the definition of Category A identification document)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (a)  for a person who was born in Australia—either of the following:

                              (i)  the person’s Australian birth certificate;

                             (ii)  a notice given to the person under section 37 of the Australian Citizenship Act 2007; or

86  Subparagraph 6.08C(1)(c)(i)

Omit “his or her Australian birth certificate, Australian passport or certificate of Australian citizenship”, substitute “the person’s Australian birth certificate or Australian passport or a notice given to the person under section 37 of the Australian Citizenship Act 2007”.

87  Regulation 7.39

Before “In this”, insert “(1)”.

88  At the end of regulation 7.39

Add:

             (2)  For the purposes of paragraph (a) of the definition of licensed security guard in subregulation (1), if a person is working outside of a State or Territory on a regulated Australian ship or a regulated offshore facility, the person is taken to be working in:

                     (a)  for a regulated Australian ship—the State or Territory in which the ship’s home port (within the meaning of the Shipping Registration Regulations 1981) is located; or

                     (b)  for a regulated offshore facility—the State or Territory adjacent to the place where the offshore facility is located.

89  Regulation 8.50

Repeal the regulation, substitute:

8.50  Training and qualifications

             (1)  For the purposes of paragraph 162(2)(a) of the Act, the following are prescribed as training and qualification requirements for maritime security guards:

                     (a)  the person:

                              (i)  must hold at least a Certificate II in Security Operations that is in force; or

                             (ii)  must hold a certificate or qualification that is in force and that is equivalent to at least a Certificate II in Security Operations (for example, a Certificate II in Security (Guarding)); or

                            (iii)  must have undergone training and acquired experience while working as a security guard that is sufficient to satisfy the requirements for obtaining a security guard licence in a State or Territory;

                     (b)  the person must hold a licence to work as a security guard, being a licence:

                              (i)  issued or recognised by the State or Territory in which the person is working; and

                             (ii)  that is in force;

                     (c)  the person must have a working knowledge of the Act and these Regulations, including knowledge about how to restrain and detain persons in accordance with section 163 of the Act.

             (2)  For the purposes of subparagraph (1)(b)(i), if a person is working outside of a State or Territory on a regulated Australian ship or a regulated offshore facility, the person is taken to be working in:

                     (a)  for a regulated Australian ship—the State or Territory in which the ship’s home port (within the meaning of the Shipping Registration Regulations 1981) is located; or

                     (b)  for a regulated offshore facility—the State or Territory adjacent to the place where the offshore facility is located.

90  Subregulation 11.70(1)

Omit “signed on behalf”, substitute “signed by or on behalf”.

91  In the appropriate position in Schedule 2

Insert:

Part 8Amendments made by the Transport Security Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2019

  

109  Training and qualifications requirements for maritime security guards

                   Regulation 8.50, as substituted by Schedule 1 to the Transport Security Legislation Amendment (2019 Measures No. 1) Regulations 2019, applies in relation to training and qualifications requirements for maritime security guards on and after the day that is 12 months after the day that Schedule commenced.