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Terrorism (Police Powers) Act 2002 No 115
Current version for 28 November 2018 to date (accessed 10 April 2020 at 10:28)
Part 2A Division 5 Section 26ZE
26ZE   Contacting family members etc
(1)  The person being detained is entitled to contact:
(a)  one of his or her family members, and
(b)  if he or she:
(i)  lives with another person and that other person is not a family member of the person being detained, or
(ii)  lives with other people and those other people are not family members of the person being detained,
that other person or one of those other people, and
(c)  if he or she is employed—his or her employer, and
(d)  if he or she employs people in a business—one of the people he or she employs in that business, and
(e)  if he or she engages in a business together with another person or other people—that other person or one of those other people, and
(f)  if the police officer detaining the person being detained agrees to the person contacting another person—that person,
by telephone, fax or email but solely for the purposes of letting the person contacted know that he or she is safe and is being detained.
(2)  To avoid doubt, the person being detained is entitled, under subsection (1), to disclose:
(a)  the fact that a preventative detention order has been made in relation to the person, and
(b)  the fact that the person is being detained, and
(c)  the period for which the person is being detained.
(3)  In this section:
family member of a person means:
(a)  the person’s spouse or de facto partner, or
(b)  a parent, step-parent or grandparent of the person, or
(c)  a child, step-child or grandchild of the person, or
(d)  a brother, sister, step-brother or step-sister of the person, or
(e)  a guardian or carer of the person.
 “De facto partner” is defined in section 21C of the Interpretation Act 1987.