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Copies of certain seized things to be given

    (1)     If an authorised officer seizes under section 74 or 74AC or under a warrant under section 74AE —

        (a)     a document; or

        (b)     a thing that can be readily copied; or

        (c)     a storage device that contains information that can be readily copied—

the authorised officer must, as soon as practicable after completing the search, give—

        (d)     a copy of the document, information or thing; and

        (e)     a receipt for the document, information or thing—

to the owner or custodian of the document, information or thing.

    (2)     Subsection (1) does not apply if the authorised officer is unable to discover the identity of the owner or custodian of the document, information or thing.

    (3)     In the case of a paper document, the authorised officer must certify on any copy of the document given to a person under this section that the copy is an accurate copy of the document.

    (4)     In any proceeding under this Act a copy of a document, thing or information given to an owner or custodian in accordance with this section is evidence and in the absence of evidence to the contrary is proof that the copy is a copy of that document, thing or information.

S. 75A inserted by No. 103/2003 s. 15.

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