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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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