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Wednesday, 25 June 2003
Page: 12603

Senator ELLISON (Minister for Justice and Customs) (8:08 PM) —Section 34E, which has the heading `Prescribed authority must explain warrant', states:

(1) When the person first appears before a prescribed authority for questioning under the warrant, the prescribed authority must inform the person of the following:

It continues to subsection (e) and (f), which state:

(e) the person's right to make a complaint orally or in writing:

(i) to the Inspector-General ...

(ii) to the Ombudsman ... in relation to the Australian Federal Police;

(f) the fact that the person may seek from a federal court a remedy relating to the warrant or the treatment of the person in connection with the warrant;

It outlines the remedies fairly clearly.