Customs Act 1901

PART VIA - ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS  

SECTION 126E   COMMUNICATION TO DEPARTMENT WHEN INFORMATION SYSTEM IS TEMPORARILY INOPERATIVE  

126E(1)  


If:


(a) an information system becomes temporarily inoperative; or


(b) an information system that has become temporarily inoperative again becomes operative;

the Comptroller-General of Customs must cause notice of the occurrence to be given:


(c) on the Department ' s website; and


(d) where practicable, by email to persons who communicate with the Department electronically.

126E(2)  


If an information system is temporarily inoperative, information that a person could otherwise have communicated electronically to the Department by means of the system may be communicated to the Department in either of the following ways:


(a) if another information system by means of which the person can communicate information to the Department is operative-electronically by means of that other system;


(b) by document given or sent to an officer doing duty in relation to the matter to which the information relates.

126E(3)  


If:


(a) because an information system is temporarily inoperative, a person communicates information to an officer by document in accordance with paragraph (2)(b); and


(b) the Comptroller-General of Customs causes notice to be given under paragraph (1)(b) stating that the information system has again become operative;

the person must communicate the information electronically to the Department within 24 hours after the notice was given.

Penalty: 50 penalty units.




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