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MIGRATION ACT 1958 - SECT 218

Vessels required to convey deportees or other removees

             (1)  Subject to section 217, if a person is to be removed or deported, the Secretary or Australian Border Force Commissioner may give the controller of a vessel or vessels a written notice requiring the controller to transport the person from Australia to a destination of the vessel or one of the vessels specified in the notice.

             (2)  Subject to sections 219 and 220, the controller must comply with the notice within 72 hours of the giving of the notice or such further time as the Secretary or Australian Border Force Commissioner allows.

Penalty:  100 penalty units.

             (3)  An offence against subsection (2) is an offence of strict liability.

Note:          For strict liability , see section 6.1 of the Criminal Code .



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