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Prevention from leaving Australian territory

             (1)  An officer of Customs may prevent an individual from boarding an outgoing passenger aircraft or vessel if:

                     (a)  a traveller movement measure is in force in relation to the individual; and

                     (b)  the individual would contravene the measure if the individual boarded the aircraft or vessel and left Australian territory.

Note:          For the definition of officer of Customs , see section 9.

Use of force in detaining person

             (2)  An officer of Customs must not use more force, or subject the person to greater indignity, than is necessary and reasonable to prevent the individual from boarding the aircraft or vessel.

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