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DEFENCE ACT 1903 - SECT 72G

Use of reasonable and necessary force, etc. by defence security officials

Use of force--general rule

  (1)   A defence security official may, subject to this section and section   72H, use such force against persons and things as is reasonable and necessary in the circumstances in exercising powers under this Part.

Limit on use of force--defence security guards and defence security screening employees

  (2)   Despite subsection   (1), a contracted defence security guard or a defence security screening employee must not, in using force against a person in exercising powers under this Part, do anything that is likely to cause the death of, or grievous bodily harm to, the person.

Note 1:   For security authorised members of the Defence Force, see section   72H.

Note 2:   This provision does not affect a person's rights under other laws: see section   72S.

Indignity

  (3)   A defence security official must not, in exercising powers under this Part, subject the person to greater indignity than is reasonable and necessary in the circumstances.


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