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MIGRATION ACT 1958 - SECT 487G

Seizing evidence of the contravention of related provisions etc.

             (1)  This section applies if an authorised officer enters premises under a search warrant to search for evidential material.

             (2)  The search powers include seizing a thing that is not evidential material of the kind specified in the warrant if:

                     (a)  in the course of searching for the kind of evidential material specified in the warrant, the authorised officer finds the thing; and

                     (b)  the authorised officer reasonably believes that:

                              (i)  a related provision has been contravened with respect to the thing; or

                             (ii)  the thing is evidence of the contravention of a related provision; or

                            (iii)  the thing is intended to be used for the purpose of contravening a related provision; and

                     (c)  the authorised officer reasonably believes that it is necessary to seize the thing in order to prevent its concealment, loss or destruction.



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