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Publication of order and report

             (1)  The Minister must arrange for presentation to each House of the Parliament in accordance with subsection (2) of a copy of:

                     (a)  any call out order that has ceased to be in force; and

                     (b)  any specified area declarations that relate to the order; and

                     (c)  a report on any utilisation of the Defence Force that occurred under the order, including the number of premises searched under Subdivision C of Division 4 (powers to search premises in specified area).

Reporting to Parliament

             (2)  The copy of the call out order and report must be forwarded to the Presiding Officer of each House of the Parliament, before the end of 7 days after the order ceases to be in force:

                     (a)  if that House sits before those 7 days--for tabling in that House before the end of those 7 days; or

                     (b)  otherwise--for distribution to all Senators or Members of the House of Representatives before the end of those 7 days.

Multiple call out orders

             (3)  For the purposes of this section, if more than one call out order is made in relation to the same or related circumstances, without any intervening period when a call out order relating to those circumstances is not in force:

                     (a)  each of the orders is taken to be a single call out order; and

                     (b)  the order is taken to cease to be in force when the last of the orders ceases to be in force.

Effect of revocation

             (4)  To avoid doubt, a reference to an order ceasing to be in force includes a reference to an order ceasing to be in force because it is revoked.

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