Section 195A Customs Act 1901 | Person in Restricted Area Failing to Answer Questions

The Legislation

Section 195A of the Customs Act 1901 (Cth) deals with Person in Restricted Area Failing to Answer Questions and is extracted below.

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195A Power to question persons found in restricted areas

If a person is in a section 234AA place, an officer may ask the person for, and require the person to provide:
(a) the person’s name; and
(b) the person’s reason for being in the section 234AA place; and
(c) evidence of the person’s identity.

Note: Failing to answer a question or produce a document when required to do so by an officer may be an offence (see sections 243SA and 243SB). However, a person does not have to answer if doing so would tend to incriminate the person (see section 243SC).