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Rail Safety Act 2008 No 97
Repealed version for 7 December 2012 to 19 January 2013 (accessed 25 September 2017 at 23:25)
Part 5 Division 6 Section 103
103   Rail safety officers may direct certain persons to give assistance
(1)  A rail safety officer may direct a rail transport operator, a person carrying out railway operations or a rail safety worker to give the rail safety officer reasonable assistance to enable the officer to exercise a function under this Part.
(2)  When giving a direction to a person under subsection (1), the rail safety officer must warn the person that it is an offence to fail to comply with the direction unless the person has a reasonable excuse.
(3)  A person given a direction under subsection (1) must comply with the direction unless the person has a reasonable excuse.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units.
(4)  In this section:
reasonable assistance includes any of the following kinds of assistance:
(a)  assistance to enable the rail safety officer to find and gain access to electronically stored material and information,
(b)  unloading rolling stock,
(c)  running the engine of a locomotive,
(d)  driving a train,
(e)  giving the rail safety officer assistance to enter any rail infrastructure or any part of rail infrastructure or open rolling stock or any part of rolling stock.