CRIMES ACT 1914

Part IAA - Search, information gathering, arrest and related powers (other than powers under delayed notification search warrants)  

Division 4B - Power to obtain information and documents  

Subdivision C - Power to obtain documents relating to serious terrorism and non-terrorism offences  

SECTION 3ZQN   Power to obtain documents relating to serious terrorism offences  

(1)  
This section applies if an authorised AFP officer considers on reasonable grounds that a person has documents (including in electronic form) that are relevant to, and will assist, the investigation of a serious terrorism offence.

(2)  
The officer may give the person a written notice requiring the person to produce documents that:


(a) relate to one or more of the matters set out in section 3ZQP , as specified in the notice; and


(b) are in the possession or under the control of the person.

(3)  
The notice must:


(a) specify the name of the person to whom the notice is given; and


(b) specify the matters to which the documents to be produced relate; and


(c) specify the manner in which the documents are to be produced; and


(d) specify the place at which the documents are to be produced; and


(e) specify the day by which the person must comply with the notice, being a day that is at least:


(i) 14 days after the giving of the notice; or

(ii) if the officer believes that it is appropriate, having regard to the urgency of the situation, to specify an earlier day - 3 days after the giving of the notice; and


(f) set out the effect of section 3ZQS (offence for failure to comply); and


(g) if the notice specifies that information about the notice must not be disclosed - set out the effect of section 3ZQT (offence for disclosing existence or nature of a notice).




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