Section 123 Customs Act 1901 | Failing to Stop at Boarding Stations


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The Legislation

Section 123 of the Customs Act 1901 (Cth) deals with Failing to Stop at Boarding Stations and is extracted below.

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123 Ship to bring to and aircraft to stop at boarding stations

(1) The master of every ship departing from any port shall bring his or her ship to at a boarding station appointed for the port and by all reasonable means facilitate boarding by the officer, and shall not depart with his or her ship from any port with any officer on board such ship in the discharge of his or her duty without the consent of such officer.

Penalty: 5 penalty units.

(2) The pilot of every aircraft departing from any airport shall bring his or her aircraft to a boarding station appointed for the port or airport, and by all reasonable means facilitate boarding by the officer, and shall not depart with his or her aircraft from any port or airport with any officer on board such aircraft without the consent of such officer.

Penalty: 5 penalty units. (3) Subsections (1) and (2) are offences of strict liability.

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