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Thursday, 20 September 2007
Page: 205

Mr Bevis asked the Minister for Transport and Regional Services, in writing, on 8 August 2007:

In respect of Maritime Security Guards: (a) how many work full-time; (b) how many work part-time; (c) where are they located; (d) on how many occasions have they physically restrained a person; and (e) on how many occasions have they removed persons, vehicles and/or vessels from a maritime security zone and why.

Mr Vaile (Minister for Transport and Regional Services) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

(a) (b)   and (c) Security arrangements for maritime industry participants, including the employment of Maritime Security Guards, are a matter for industry participants. My Department does not collect data on the number or location of people employed as Maritime Security Guards.

(d)   and (e) My Department has not received any reports of Maritime Security Guards restraining persons, or removing persons, vehicles or vessels from maritime security zones.