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Terrorism (Police Powers) Act 2002 No 115
Current version for 28 November 2018 to date (accessed 10 April 2020 at 09:09)
Part 2AA Division 2 Section 25M
25M   Prohibited contact direction in detention warrant
(1)  A police officer who applies to an eligible Judge for a detention warrant in relation to a terrorism suspect may request the eligible Judge to direct, in and by the warrant, that the terrorism suspect is not, while under investigative detention pursuant to the warrant, to contact a person specified in the direction (a prohibited contact direction). The information given by the police officer in connection with the application for the detention warrant is to include the grounds on which any such direction is requested.
(2)  The eligible Judge may include the prohibited contact direction in the detention warrant if satisfied that the direction is reasonably necessary to achieve the purposes of the investigative detention under this Part. The investigative detention of the terrorism suspect is subject to a prohibited contact direction included in the detention warrant.
(3)  A prohibited contact direction may prevent contact with a specified person of any kind (including a legal representative of the terrorism suspect).
(4)  A prohibited contact direction may be revoked by an eligible Judge, on application made by the terrorism suspect concerned or on application made by a police officer.
(5)  For the purpose of making a prohibited contact direction, a detention warrant may be issued before the expiry of the current maximum period of investigative detention (including before the expiry of the initial period of 4 or 2 days after the arrest of the terrorism suspect). The warrant may limit the maximum period of investigative detention to the then current maximum period of detention, and in that case section 25I (5) (a) and (d) do not apply to the issue of the warrant.
(6)  A terrorism suspect may be prevented from contacting a person to be specified in a proposed prohibited contact direction requested under this section until the request has been determined.