Part IV - Piracy  

SECTION 56   Evidence of certain matters  


A certificate by the Foreign Affairs Minister, or by an eligible person authorised by that Minister to make such a certificate, stating that:

(a) specified waters were, at a specified time:

(i) part of the high seas; or

(ii) within the coastal sea of Australia; or

(b) a specified place was, at a specified time, a place beyond the jurisdiction of any country;

is, for the purposes of any proceedings for an offence against this Part, evidence of the facts stated in the certificate.


In this section:

eligible person
means an SES employee in the Foreign Affairs Department.

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