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Tuesday, 21 May 1985
Page: 2279


Senator BUTTON (Leader of the Government in the Senate)(9.57) —We are now at the point where Senator Chaney's amendment, as amended by the suggestion I made, can be put. The amendment now reads:

(1) Page 8, clause 16, proposed new section 234AB, leave out sub-section (1), insert the following sub-sections:

''(1) An officer may direct a person, including a passenger disembarking from, or embarking on, a ship or aircraft-

(a) not to operate a camera, or use an appliance to record or transmit sound, at a place in relation to which a sign is displayed under sub-section 234AA (2); or

(b) not to operate a camera, or use an appliance to record or transmit sound, at a place (being a place that is part of a ship, of an aircraft or of a wharf) at a time when the personal baggage of passengers disembarking from, or embarking on, a ship or aircraft, is being examined, for the purposes of this Act, at or in the vicinity of that place.

''(1A) Where an officer gives to a person a direction under sub-section (1), the officer shall inform that person that failure to comply with that direction is an offence under this Act.

''(1B) A person shall not, without reasonable excuse, fail to comply with a direction given to that person by an officer in accordance with sub-section (1).

Penalty: $1,000.''.


The CHAIRMAN —The immediate question is that the words proposed to be left out by Senator Chaney's amendment No. 1 to clause 16 be left out.

Question resolved in the affirmative.


The CHAIRMAN —The question now is that the words proposed to be inserted by Senator Chaney's amendment No. 1 to clause 16 be inserted.

Question resolved in the affirmative.