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MIGRATION ACT 1958 - SECT 487W

Copies of seized things to be provided

             (1)  This section applies if:

                     (a)  a search warrant is being executed in relation to premises; and

                     (b)  an authorised officer seizes one or more of the following from the premises under this Division:

                              (i)  a document, film, computer file or other thing that can be readily copied;

                             (ii)  a storage device, the information in which can be readily copied.

             (2)  The occupier of the premises, or another person who apparently represents the occupier and who is present when the search warrant is executed, may request the authorised officer to give a copy of the thing or the information to the occupier or other person.

             (3)  The authorised officer must comply with such a request as soon as practicable after the seizure.

             (4)  However, the authorised officer is not required to comply with such a request if possession of the document, film, computer file, thing or information by the occupier or other person could constitute an offence against a law of the Commonwealth.



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