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Comptroller (Operational Safety) Directions 2021

Authoritative Version
LIN21/089 Directions/Other as made
This instrument contains directions made in accordance with subsection 189A(2) of the applied Customs Acts and incorporates the Operational Safety Order 2021 (the Order) that is in force on the date this instrument commences. The Order is the Order that applies to mainland officers of Customs in the Australian Border Force, and contains the Department of Home Affairs’ policy on operational safety.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 23 Dec 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-Feb-2022
Tabled Senate08-Feb-2022
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Comptroller (Operational Safety) Directions 2021

I, Michael Outram, Comptroller of the Indian Ocean Territories Customs Service, under subsection 189A(2) of the Customs Act 1901(C.I.) and subsection 189A(2) of the Customs Act 1901 (C.K.I.), make this instrument.

Dated               22 December 2021

Michael Outram

Comptroller of the Indian Ocean Territories Customs Service

 

 

 


Contents

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

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

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

4  Definitions................................................................................................................................ 1

5  Directions................................................................................................................................. 1

6  Revocation................................................................................................................................ 2

 

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Comptroller (Operational Safety) Directions 2021.

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on the day after this instrument is registered.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under subsection 189A(2) of the C.K.I. Act and subsection 189A(2) of the C.I. Act.

4  Definitions

Note:          A number of expressions used in this instrument are defined in the C.K.I. Act and C.I. Act, including the following:

(a)      approved firearm;

(b)     approved item of personal defence equipment;

(c)      authorised arms issuing officer;

(d)    officer authorised to carry arms.

                   In this instrument:

C.K.I. Act means the Customs Act 1901 (C.K.I.).

C.I. Act means Customs Act 1901 (C.I.).

officer of Customs means:

                     (a)  an officer of Customs within the meaning of the C.K.I. Act; or

                     (b)  an officer of Customs within the meaning of the C.I. Act.

5  Directions

                   The following directions are given in relation to the deployment of approved firearms and other approved items of personal defence equipment:

                     (a)  An authorised arms issuing officer must ensure that an officer authorised to carry arms to whom approved firearms or approved items of personal defence equipment (other than anti-ballistic clothing) are issued is the holder of a valid and current Use of Force Permit, qualification or appointment in accordance with the Operational Safety Order (2021).

                     (b)  An officer authorised to carry arms must not seek to be issued with approved firearms or approved items of personal defence equipment (other than anti-ballistic clothing) unless they satisfy all of the fitness for duty and training requirements and are the holder of a valid and current Use of Force Permit, qualification or appointment in accordance with the Operational Safety Order (2021).

                     (c)  Approved firearms and approved items of personal defence equipment must be deployed, used and returned in accordance with the Operational Safety Order (2021).

                     (d)  Approved firearms and approved items of personal defence equipment must be stored in accordance with the Operational Safety Order (2021).

                     (e)  An officer of Customs may only use force in accordance with the Operational Safety Order (2021).

6  Revocation

                   The instrument titled Comptroller (Operational Safety) Directions 2020, dated 27 August 2020 is revoked.