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MIGRATION ACT 1958 - SECT 228

Master to report absences

             (1)  Where a member of the crew of a vessel, other than a vessel of the regular armed forces of a government recognized by the Commonwealth, that has entered Australia from overseas was on board the vessel at the time of its arrival at a port and is absent from the vessel at the time of its departure from the port, the master of the vessel shall, at that departure, deliver to an officer a written report:

                     (a)  specifying the name of the member; and

                     (b)  stating:

                              (i)  that the member was a member of the crew of the vessel on board the vessel at the time of its arrival at that port; and

                             (ii)  that the member is absent from the vessel at the time of its departure from that port; and

                     (c)  stating whether the member left the vessel at that port with leave or without leave.

Penalty:  40 penalty units.

             (2)  An offence against subsection (1) is an offence of strict liability.

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



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