Section 4C Customs Act 1901 | Identity Cards


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The Legislation

Section 4C of the Customs Act 1901 (Cth) deals with Identity Cards and is extracted below.

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4C Identity cards

(1) The CEO must cause an identity card to be issued to an officer who is an authorised officer for the purposes of Division 3A of Part VI or is a monitoring officer for the purposes of Subdivision J of Division 1 of Part XII or is a verification officer for the purposes of Subdivision JA of Division 1 of Part XII.

(2) An identity card:

(a) must be in a form approved by the CEO; and
(b) must contain a recent photograph of the authorised officer, monitoring officer or verification officer.

(3) If a person to whom an identity card has been issued ceases to be an authorised officer, monitoring officer or verification officer for the purposes of the provisions of this Act in respect of which the card was issued, the person must return the card to the CEO as soon as practicable.

Penalty: One penalty unit.

(4) An offence for a contravention of subsection (3) is an offence of strict liability.

(5) An authorised officer, monitoring officer or verification officer must carry his or her identity card at all times when exercising powers in respect of which the card was issued.