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Wednesday, 11 August 2004
Page: 26226


Senator HARRIS (8:59 PM) —We might do a bit of bobbing up and down here, but I think it will be helpful because it will get some answers for us. Page 24 says:

An authorisation may apply:

(a) generally; or

(b) during a specified period; or

(c) in or on specified premises; or

(d) during a specified period in or on specified premises.

That is fairly succinct. We understand what that section is setting out to do, but it does not assist us with any guidance as to whether that entering or the specified period will be confined to what we would normally term `business hours'. Would the authorisation that is granted by the CEO to the Customs officer be effected only during normal business hours?