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Court Security Bill 2013

2010-2011-2012-2013

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Court Security Bill 2013

 

No.      , 2013

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to enhance the security of persons and premises connected with courts, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Object of this Act................................................................................ 2

4............ Simplified outline of this Act.............................................................. 2

5............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 4

6............ Orders identifying court premises....................................................... 7

7............ This Act binds the Crown................................................................... 9

8............ Extension to external Territories.......................................................... 9

Part 2—Security officers and authorised court officers                               10

Division 1—Appointment of security officers and authorised court officers      10

9............ Appointment of security officers....................................................... 10

10.......... Appointment of authorised court officers.......................................... 10

11.......... Appointment may relate to any court premises.................................. 10

12.......... Identity cards..................................................................................... 10

13.......... Exception to requirement to issue identity card................................. 11

Division 2—Requests that may be made of persons seeking to enter, or on, court premises    12

14.......... Requests relating to screening etc...................................................... 12

15.......... Requests relating to identification etc................................................ 12

16.......... Requests to leave dangerous items for safekeeping........................... 13

17.......... Requests relating to recording, data storage and transmitting devices 14

18.......... Offence—non-compliance with a request under section 17.............. 17

19.......... Requests to undergo a frisk search.................................................... 17

Division 3—Power to refuse entry to or direct a person to leave court premises etc.   19

20.......... Non-compliance with request under Division 2................................ 19

21.......... Harassment etc.................................................................................. 19

22.......... General directions power.................................................................. 19

23.......... Offence—non-compliance with a direction....................................... 20

Division 4—Power to prevent entry to or remove a person from court premises etc.                 21

24.......... Non-compliance with a request under Division 2 or direction under Division 3      21

25.......... Harassment etc.................................................................................. 21

26.......... Use of force in exercising power under this Division....................... 21

27.......... Power to seize dangerous item.......................................................... 22

28.......... Power to detain a person................................................................... 23

Division 5—Power to escort people to and from court premises        24

29.......... Security officer may escort people.................................................... 24

30.......... Use of force in escorting................................................................... 24

31.......... General directions power.................................................................. 24

32.......... Offence—non-compliance with a direction....................................... 24

Division 6—General provisions about exercise of security officers’ and authorised court officers’ powers                                                                                                                       26

33.......... Where powers may be exercised....................................................... 26

34.......... Production of identification when exercising power as a security officer or an authorised court officer  26

Division 7—Complaints about security officers and authorised court officers 28

35.......... Complaints about security officers and authorised court officers...... 28

36.......... Reports to Ombudsman about complaints......................................... 28

37.......... Complaints to administrative head of Family Court of Western Australia                29

Part 3—Offences                                                                                                                   30

38.......... Offence—possessing weapon on court premises.............................. 30

39.......... Offence—making an unauthorised recording or transmission on court premises     30

40.......... Offence—obstructing entry to, or activity on, court premises........... 32

Part 4—Court security orders                                                                                       33

41.......... Making a court security order........................................................... 33

42.......... Application for a court security order................................................ 35

43.......... Interim court security order............................................................... 35

44.......... When a court security order has effect.............................................. 36

45.......... Variation and revocation................................................................... 36

46.......... Offence—non-compliance with a court security order...................... 36

47.......... Maker of court security order need not be disqualified from certain proceedings     36

Part 5—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        37

48.......... Immunity of security officers and authorised court officers.............. 37

49.......... Compensation for damage to recording, data storage or transmitting devices           37

50.......... Relationship between this Act and other powers and laws................ 38

51.......... Delegation......................................................................................... 38

52.......... Regulations....................................................................................... 39

 



A Bill for an Act to enhance the security of persons and premises connected with courts, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts: