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Power to obtain documents relating to serious terrorism offences

             (1)  This section applies if an authorised AFP officer considers on reasonable grounds that a person has documents (including in electronic form) that are relevant to, and will assist, the investigation of a serious terrorism offence.

             (2)  The officer may give the person a written notice requiring the person to produce documents that:

                     (a)  relate to one or more of the matters set out in section 3ZQP, as specified in the notice; and

                     (b)  are in the possession or under the control of the person.

             (3)  The notice must:

                     (a)  specify the name of the person to whom the notice is given; and

                     (b)  specify the matters to which the documents to be produced relate; and

                     (c)  specify the manner in which the documents are to be produced; and

                     (d)  specify the place at which the documents are to be produced; and

                     (e)  specify the day by which the person must comply with the notice, being a day that is at least:

                              (i)  14 days after the giving of the notice; or

                             (ii)  if the officer believes that it is appropriate, having regard to the urgency of the situation, to specify an earlier day--3 days after the giving of the notice; and

                      (f)  set out the effect of section 3ZQS (offence for failure to comply); and

                     (g)  if the notice specifies that information about the notice must not be disclosed--set out the effect of section 3ZQT (offence for disclosing existence or nature of a notice).

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