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


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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The Legislation

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).