Section 61 Customs Act 1901 | Facility for Boarding


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The Legislation

Section 61 of the Customs Act 1901 (Cth) deals with Facility for Boarding and is extracted below.

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61 Facility for boarding

(1) The master of any ship or the pilot of any aircraft permitting his or her ship or aircraft to be boarded, the master of a resources installation, or the owner of a sea installation, shall, by all reasonable means, facilitate the boarding of the ship, aircraft or installation by a person who is authorized under this Act to board that ship, aircraft or installation.

Penalty: 50 penalty units.

(2) Subsection (1) is an offence of strict liability.

Note: For strict liability, see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code.