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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.


             (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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