Customs Act 1901
For the purposes of subsection 219R(11A) , the regulations may prescribe only equipment that can produce an indication that a person is or may be carrying prohibited goods on his or her body. Equipment that may be prescribed for internal non-medical scans 219ZAB(2)
For the purposes of subsection 219SA(1) , the regulations may prescribe only equipment that can produce an indication that a person is or may be internally concealing a suspicious substance. 219ZAB(2A)
Any equipment prescribed under subsection (2) must be configured so that the equipment ' s use, when carrying out an internal non-medical scan, is limited to that necessary to produce an indication that a person is or may be internally concealing a suspicious substance. Requirement for statement from Comptroller-General of Customs 219ZAB(3)
Before the Governor-General makes a regulation prescribing equipment for the purposes of subsection 219R(11A) or 219SA(1) , the Minister must obtain from the Comptroller-General of Customs a statement that:
(a) the equipment can safely be used to detect prohibited goods or suspicious substances (as the case requires); and
(b) use of the equipment poses no risk, or minimal risk, to the health of a person whom the equipment is used to search; and
(c) a person does not require professional qualifications to operate the equipment.
Before making a statement under subsection (3), the Comptroller-General of Customs must consult any Commonwealth authorities (if any) that have expertise or responsibilities relevant to the matters addressed by the statement.
The Comptroller-General of Customs must table, before each House of the Parliament, a copy of any advice received under subsection (4) within 7 sitting days of that House after the day on which the statement is given to the Minister.
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