Civil Aviation Amendment Act 2007

10 Powers and duties of Director to require screening
  • (1) The heading to section 77B is amended by adding , searching, and seizing.

    (2) Section 77B is amended by repealing subsection (1) and substituting the following subsections:

    • (1) The Director may, if he or she believes on reasonable grounds that a security risk exists, direct an aviation security service provider, by notice in the Gazette,—

      • (a) to screen—

        • (i) any person boarding an aircraft:

        • (ii) any thing to be carried on an aircraft:

        • (iii) any person, item, or substance—

          • (A) before the person, item, or substance enters a sterile area:

          • (B) present in a sterile area:

        • (iv) any person, item, substance, or vehicle—

          • (A) before the person, item, substance, or vehicle enters a security enhanced area:

          • (B) present in a security enhanced area:

        • (v) any unattended item, substance or vehicle in a security enhanced area:

      • (b) if necessary, to undertake reasonable searches of—

        • (i) any person boarding an aircraft:

        • (ii) any thing to be carried on an aircraft:

        • (iii) any (as specified in the Gazette notice)—

          • (A) aircraft or class of aircraft:

          • (B) aerodrome or class of aerodrome:

          • (C) navigation installation or class of navigation installation:

        • (iv) any person, item, substance, or vehicle—

          • (A) before the person, item, substance, or vehicle enters a sterile area:

          • (B) present in a sterile area:

        • (v) any person, item, substance, or vehicle—

          • (A) before the person, item, substance, or vehicle enters a security enhanced area:

          • (B) present in a security enhanced area:

        • (vi) any unattended item, substance, or vehicle in a security enhanced area:

      • (c) seize any item or substance specified in the Gazette notice if the aviation security officer has reasonable grounds to believe that there is no lawful authority or reasonable excuse for the item or substance to be carried on an aircraft.

    • (1A) An aviation security service provider directed under subsection (1) must screen and search for any item or substance specified in the Gazette notice.

    (3) Section 77B(2) is amended by inserting and practical after appropriate.