Section 188 Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Provide for Officer on Board


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The Legislation

Section 188 of the Customs Act 1901 (Cth) deals with Failing to Provide for Officer on Board and is extracted below.

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188 Boarding

(1) The power of an officer to board shall extend to staying on board any ship, aircraft or installation and the Collector may station an officer on board any ship, aircraft or installation, and the master or pilot shall provide sleeping accommodation in the cabin and suitable and sufficient food for such officer.

Penalty: 5 penalty units.

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

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