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1992 No. 367 MIGRATION (1993) REGULATIONS - REG 7.1

Service of documents generally;
7.1. (1) If the Minister, the Secretary or an officer of Immigration is
required or authorised to give a document to, or serve a document on, a person
for the purposes of the Act or these Regulations, the document may be given or
served:

   (a)  by giving the document to the person personally or to another person
        authorised by the first-mentioned person to receive documents of that
        kind on behalf of the first-mentioned person; or

   (b)  by posting it to the person at the address of that person's last-known
        place of residence.

(2) In the case of a person whom the Minister, the Secretary or an officer of
the Department reasonably believes to be an illegal entrant, the document may
be given to or served on the person:

   (a)  in accordance with subregulation (1); or

   (b)  by publishing it:

        (i)    in a metropolitan newspaper circulating in the State or
               Territory in which the person's last-known place of residence
               place of residence is located; or

        (ii)   in any newspaper circulating in the State or Territory in which
               the person's place of disembarkation on arrival in Australia is
               located; or

        (iii)  in any newspaper having a national circulation.

(3) In the case of a document published in accordance with paragraph (2) (b)
in respect of 1 illegal entrant, particulars may be abridged in a manner that
is consistent with the need for identification of the illegal entrant.

(4) In the case of a document published in accordance with paragraph (2) (b)
in respect of each of 2 or more illegal entrants, it is sufficient compliance
with the paragraph:

   (a)  if 1 document is published in respect of both or all those illegal
        entrants; and

   (b)  if particulars specified in relation to individual persons are
        abridged in a manner that is consistent with the need for
        identification.

(5) A document may be given or served in accordance with this regulation by
giving or serving a facsimile or certified copy of the document. 


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