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AUSTRALIAN PASSPORTS ACT 2005 - SECT 6

Definitions

  (1)   In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:

"ASIO" means the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation.

"Australia" , when used in a geographical sense, includes the external Territories.

"Australian passport" means a passport issued under this Act.

Note:   Australian passports must be issued in forms approved by the Minister (see subsection   53(2)). These forms may include diplomatic, official and emergency passports.

"Australian travel document" means an Australian passport or a travel - related document.

"child" means a person who is under 18 and who has never been married.

"competent authority" means a competent authority for the purposes of section   12, 13, 14 or 16.

"conduct" has the same meaning as in the Criminal Code .

"contactless integrated circuit" , in relation to an Australian travel document, includes a chip and an antenna embedded in the document.

"document" includes:

  (a)   any paper or other material on which there is writing; or

  (b)   any paper or other material on which there are marks, figures, symbols or perforations that are:

  (i)   capable of being given a meaning by persons qualified to interpret them; or

  (ii)   capable of being responded to by a computer, a machine or an electronic device; or

  (c)   any article or material from which information is capable of being reproduced with or without the aid of any other article or device; or

  (d)   a photograph.

Note:   Paragraph   (c)--a disk, tape or chip is an example of an article from which information is capable of being reproduced.

"Document Verification Service" has the same meaning as DVS has in the Identity Verification Services Act 2023 .

"engage in conduct" has the same meaning as in the Criminal Code .

"Face Verification Service" has the same meaning as FVS has in the Identity Verification Services Act 2023 .

"Minister's determination" means an instrument made by the Minister for the purposes of this Act under section   57.

"officer" means any of the following:

  (a)   an APS employee in the Department;

  (b)   a member of the diplomatic staff of an Australian mission, being a person who is a member of the diplomatic staff of the mission within the meaning of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations;

  (c)   a consular officer of an Australian consulate, being a person who is a consular officer (but not an honorary consular officer) within the meaning of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations;

  (d)   an officer of Customs within the meaning of the Customs Act 1901 ;

  (e)   a member or a special member of the Australian Federal Police;

  (f)   an officer of the police force of a State or Territory;

  (g)   a person, or a person who is one of a class of persons, authorised in writing by the Minister under section   52.

Note 1:   The text of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations is set out in Australian Treaty Series 1968 No.   3. In 2005 this was available in the Australian Treaties Library of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, accessible through that Department's website.

Note 2:   The text of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations is set out in Australian Treaty Series 1973 No.   7. In 2005 this was available in the Australian Treaties Library of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, accessible through that Department's website.

"personal information" has the same meaning as in the Privacy Act 1988 .

"refusal/cancellation request" has the meaning given in section   18.

"travel-related document" means a document issued under section   9.

  (2)   For the purposes of this Act, if an overseas child order within the meaning of the Family Law Act 1975 is registered in accordance with regulations made under section   70G of that Act, the order has the same force and effect as if it were an order of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division   1) made in accordance with that Act.


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