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Non - consensual identification and search--person on defence premises

When section applies

  (1)   This section applies if:

  (a)   a person is on defence premises; and

  (b)   a special defence security official reasonably believes that the person:

  (i)   is not authorised to be on the premises; or

  (ii)   constitutes a threat to the safety of persons on the defence premises; or

  (iii)   has committed, or may commit, a criminal offence on, or in relation to, the premises.

Power to require identification etc.

  (2)   A special defence security official may require the person to provide evidence of the following:

  (a)   the person's name;

  (b)   the person's residential address;

  (c)   the person's authority to be on the defence premises.

Power to search

  (3)   A special defence security official may search the person.

Power to restrain and detain, remove etc.

  (4)   A special defence security official may:

  (a)   restrain and detain the person; or

  (b)   request the person to leave the defence premises and if he or she refuses, remove the person from the defence premises.

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