This post relates to THE CHASERS WAR ON EVERYTHING, and how they entered the restricted zone of APEC. Eleven people were arrested when the CHASER comedy team set up a fake motorcade and drove past the security checkpoints, and were only caught when a member of the team got out just near the George W Bush hotel dressed as Osama Bin Laden.
The APEC ACT is an interesting read.
Paragraph 19 is entitled ‘Offence: Entering restricted area without special jurisdiction‘
It states that ‘A person must not, without special justification, enter a restricted area or any part of a restricted area.‘. This is really simple. There is only one issue. They defined Special Justification.
Paragraph 37 is entitled ‘Special Justification‘.
It states that ‘A person has a special justification to be in an area if:
(c)the person is required to be in (or pass through) the area for the purposes of the person’s employment, occupation, profession, calling, trade or business or for any other work-related purpose‘.
Therefore regardless of wether the person had a security pass or not, they were permitted to be in the area because they had a reason to be there because their employer wanted them there. All they need to do is to be able to prove this as part of paragraph 38.