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Aviation Transport Security Bill 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aviation Transport Security Act 2004

 

No. 8, 2004

 

 

 

 

 

An Act to safeguard against unlawful interference with aviation, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                                2

Division 1—Short title and commencement                                                      2

1............ Short title............................................................................................ 2

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

Division 2—Purposes and simplified overview of this Act                        3

3............ Purposes of this Act........................................................................... 3

4............ Simplified overview of this Act.......................................................... 3

Division 3—Application                                                                                                5

5............ Extension to Territories...................................................................... 5

6............ Geographical jurisdiction.................................................................... 5

7............ Act to bind Crown.............................................................................. 5

8............ Act not to apply to state aircraft etc.................................................. 5

Division 4—Definitions                                                                                                 6

9............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 6

Division 5—Unlawful interference with aviation                                           12

10.......... Meaning of unlawful interference with aviation ................................ 12

Division 6—General defences                                                                                13

10A....... General defences............................................................................... 13

Part 2—Transport security programs                                                                         15

Division 1—Simplified overview of Part                                                            15

11.......... Simplified overview of Part.............................................................. 15

Division 2—Aviation industry participants required to have programs                 16

12.......... Who must have a program................................................................ 16

13.......... Participants required to have programs to operate........................... 16

14.......... Participants must comply with programs........................................ 16

Division 3—Complying with programs of other participants                  18

15.......... Complying with transport security programs of other participants 18

Division 4—Content and form of programs                                                     19

16.......... Content of programs......................................................................... 19

17.......... Form of programs etc....................................................................... 20

Division 5—Approving, revising and cancelling programs                     21

18.......... Providing programs for approval...................................................... 21

19.......... Approval.......................................................................................... 21

20.......... When a program is in force............................................................... 22

21.......... Secretary may direct participants to vary programs........................ 22

22.......... Participants may revise programs.................................................... 23

23.......... Secretary may direct participants to revise programs...................... 23

24.......... Programs must be revised every 5 years.......................................... 24

25.......... Cancelling inadequate programs........................................................ 24

26.......... Cancelling for failure to comply....................................................... 24

Part 3—Airport areas and zones                                                                                   26

Division 1—Simplified overview of Part                                                            26

27.......... Simplified overview of Part.............................................................. 26

Division 2—Establishment of areas and zones                                              27

28.......... Airports and security controlled airports......................................... 27

29.......... Airport areas—airside and landside.................................................. 27

30.......... Airside security zones...................................................................... 28

31.......... Types of airside security zones....................................................... 28

32.......... Landside security zones................................................................... 29

33.......... Types of landside security zones..................................................... 29

34.......... Matters to be considered in establishing areas and zones................ 30

Division 3—Control of airside areas and zones                                             31

35.......... Requirements for airside areas.......................................................... 31

36.......... Requirements for airside security zones........................................... 32

Division 4—Control of landside areas and zones                                         34

37.......... Requirements for landside areas....................................................... 34

38.......... Requirements for landside security zones........................................ 35

Part 4—Other security measures                                                                                 37

Division 1—Simplified overview of Part                                                            37

39.......... Simplified overview of Part.............................................................. 37

Division 2—Screening and clearing                                                                     38

40.......... Simplified overview of Division....................................................... 38

41.......... Screening and clearing people........................................................... 38

42.......... Screening and clearing goods............................................................. 39

43.......... Screening and clearing vehicles.......................................................... 40

44.......... Requirements for screening and clearing........................................... 41

Division 3—Weapons                                                                                                  44

45.......... Simplified overview of Division....................................................... 44

46.......... Weapons in airside areas and landside security zones...................... 44

47.......... Carrying weapons through a screening point................................... 45

48.......... Weapons on board an aircraft—strict liability................................. 46

49.......... Weapons on board an aircraft—general............................................ 47

50.......... Failure to comply with conditions................................................... 47

51.......... Secretary may permit by class......................................................... 48

52.......... Other weapons requirements............................................................ 48

Division 4—Prohibited items                                                                                  50

53.......... Simplified overview of Division....................................................... 50

54.......... Prohibited items in airside areas and landside security zones.......... 50

55.......... Carrying prohibited items through a screening point....................... 51

56.......... Prohibited items on board an aircraft—strict liability...................... 52

57.......... Prohibited items on board an aircraft—general................................. 53

58.......... Failure to comply with conditions................................................... 54

59.......... Secretary may permit by class......................................................... 54

60.......... Other prohibited items requirements................................................ 54

Division 5—On-board security                                                                               56

61.......... Simplified overview of Division....................................................... 56

62.......... On-board security............................................................................. 56

Division 6—Persons in custody                                                                             57

63.......... Simplified overview of Division....................................................... 57

64.......... Meaning of person in custody ........................................................... 57

65.......... Requirements relating to persons in custody................................... 57

Division 7—Special security directions                                                             59

66.......... Simplified overview of Division....................................................... 59

67.......... Secretary may give special security directions................................. 59

68.......... Confidentiality requirements............................................................ 59

69.......... Persons to whom special security directions may be given............. 60

70.......... When a special security direction is in force.................................... 60

71.......... Secretary may extend direction for further 3 months....................... 61

72.......... Certain directions not to be re-made for 6 months........................... 61

73.......... Failure to comply with special security directions.......................... 62

74.......... Failure to comply with confidentiality requirements....................... 62

Division 8—Control directions                                                                               64

74A....... Simplified overview of Division....................................................... 64

74B....... Compliance control directions.......................................................... 64

74C....... Failure to comply with compliance control directions..................... 65

74D....... Incident control directions................................................................ 65

74E........ Failure to comply with incident control directions.......................... 66

Part 5—Powers of officials                                                                                                67

Division 1—Simplified overview of Part                                                            67

75.......... Simplified overview of Part.............................................................. 67

Division 2—Aviation security inspectors                                                         68

76.......... Simplified overview of Division....................................................... 68

77.......... Appointment.................................................................................... 68

78.......... Identity cards.................................................................................... 68

79.......... Powers of aviation security inspectors—general............................. 68

80.......... Powers of aviation security inspectors—aircraft............................. 70

Division 3—Law enforcement officers                                                               72

81.......... Simplified overview of Division....................................................... 72

82.......... Law enforcement officers................................................................. 72

83.......... Access to airports by law enforcement officers............................... 73

84.......... Stopping and searching people......................................................... 73

85.......... Stopping and searching vehicles....................................................... 73

86.......... Requests to leave areas or zones...................................................... 74

87.......... Removing people from aircraft, airports, areas or zones.................. 75

88.......... Removing vehicles from areas or zones............................................ 75

89.......... Other law enforcement powers not affected.................................... 75

Division 4—Airport security guards                                                                    76

90.......... Simplified overview of Division....................................................... 76

91.......... Airport security guards.................................................................... 76

92.......... Airport security guards’ power to physically restrain persons....... 76

Division 5—Screening officers                                                                               78

93.......... Simplified overview of Division....................................................... 78

94.......... Screening officers.............................................................................. 78

95.......... Screening powers.............................................................................. 78

95A....... Screening powers—frisk search as an alternative screening procedure 79

95B....... Screening powers—frisk search as an additional screening procedure 79

96.......... Screening officers’ power to physically restrain persons................ 80

97.......... Exercise of powers by screening officers.......................................... 81

Part 6—Reporting aviation security incidents                                                       82

Division 1—Simplified overview of Part                                                            82

98.......... Simplified overview of Part.............................................................. 82

Division 2—Meaning of aviation security incident                                      83

99.......... Meaning of aviation security incident ............................................... 83

Division 3—Certain people must report incidents                                      84

100........ Airport operators............................................................................. 84

101........ Aircraft operators............................................................................. 84

102........ Persons with incident reporting responsibilities.............................. 85

103........ Employees........................................................................................ 86

Division 4—Reporting requirements                                                                  87

104........ Reporting by airport operators........................................................ 87

105........ Reporting by aircraft operators........................................................ 87

106........ Reporting by persons with incident reporting responsibilities........ 88

Division 5—Form and content of reports                                                         89

107........ How reports are to be made............................................................. 89

Part 7—Information-gathering                                                                                       90

Division 1—Simplified overview of Part                                                            90

108........ Simplified overview of Part.............................................................. 90

Division 2—Secretary may require security compliance information 91

109........ Secretary may require security compliance information.................. 91

110........ Self-incrimination.............................................................................. 91

Part 8—Enforcement                                                                                                            93

Division 1—Simplified overview of Part                                                            93

116........ Simplified overview of Part.............................................................. 93

Division 2—Infringement notices                                                                         94

117........ Infringement notices......................................................................... 94

Division 3—Enforcement orders                                                                           95

118........ Simplified overview of Division....................................................... 95

119........ Secretary may make enforcement orders.......................................... 95

120........ Commencement and duration of enforcement orders....................... 95

121........ Reviews of enforcement orders........................................................ 96

122........ Notice of enforcement orders........................................................... 96

123........ Complying with enforcement orders................................................ 97

Division 4—Injunctions                                                                                              98

124........ Injunctions........................................................................................ 98

Division 5—Demerit points system                                                                   100

125........ Demerit points................................................................................ 100

Part 9—Review of decisions                                                                                          101

126........ Review of decisions by Administrative Appeals Tribunal............ 101

Part 10—Miscellaneous                                                                                                   102

127........ Delegation....................................................................................... 102

128........ Compensation for damage to electronic equipment........................ 102

129........ Compensation for acquisition of property..................................... 103

130........ Part 11 of the Airports Act 1996 ..................................................... 103

131........ Saving of other laws........................................................................ 104

132........ Severability—additional effect of Act............................................ 104

133........ Regulations..................................................................................... 105

 



 

 

 

Aviation Transport Security Act 2004

No. 8, 2004

 

 

 

An Act to safeguard against unlawful interference with aviation, and for related purposes

[ Assented to 10 March 2004 ]

The Parliament of Australia enacts: