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DEFENCE ACT 1903 - SECT 71E

Identity cards

  (1)   The Secretary must issue an identity card to each defence security official.

Form of identity card

  (2)   The identity card must:

  (a)   be in the form approved in writing by the Secretary; and

  (b)   contain a recent photograph of the defence security official.

Offence

  (3)   A person commits an offence if:

  (a)   the person has been issued with an identity card; and

  (b)   the person ceases to be a defence security official; and

  (c)   the person does not, within 7 days of so ceasing, return the person's identity card to the Secretary.

Penalty:   5 penalty units.

  (4)   Subsection   (3) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:   For strict liability, see section   6.1 of the Criminal Code .

Defence--card lost or destroyed

  (5)   Subsection   (3) does not apply if the identity card was lost or destroyed.

Note:   A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in this subsection   (see subsection   13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

Defence security official must carry card

  (6)   A defence security official must carry the identity card at all times when performing functions or exercising powers as a defence security official.


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