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Schedule 1—Amendments

Schedule 1 Amendments

   

Australian Passports Act 2005

1  After paragraph 46(d)

Insert:

                   (da)  participating in a service, specified or of a kind specified in the Minister’s determination, to share or match information relating to the identity of a person;

2  Application of amendments

The amendments of section 46 of the Australian Passports Act 2005 made by this Schedule apply in relation to any information disclosed after the commencement of this item (whether the information was obtained before or after that commencement).

3  After section 56

Insert:

56A   Minister may arrange for use of computer programs to make decisions

             (1)  The Minister may arrange for the use, under the Minister’s control, of computer programs for any purposes for which the Minister may, or must, under this Act or a legislative instrument made for the purposes of this Act:

                     (a)  make a decision; or

                     (b)  exercise any power or comply with any obligation; or

                     (c)  do anything else related to making a decision or exercising a power or complying with an obligation.

             (2)  For the purposes of this Act or the legislative instrument, the Minister is taken to have:

                     (a)  made a decision; or

                     (b)  exercised a power or complied with an obligation; or

                     (c)  done something else related to the making of a decision or the exercise of a power or the compliance with an obligation;

that was made, exercised, complied with or done by the operation of a computer program under an arrangement made under subsection (1).

Substituted decisions

             (3)  The Minister may, under a provision of this Act or of the legislative instrument, make a decision in substitution for a decision the Minister is taken to have made under paragraph (2)(a) if the Minister is satisfied that the decision made by the operation of the computer program is incorrect.

Note:          For review of a decision made in substitution, see Division 3 of Part 5.

             (4)  Subsection (3) does not limit Division 3 of Part 5 (review of decisions about Australian travel documents).

4  Application of amendments

Section 56A of the Australian Passports Act 2005 , as inserted by this Schedule, applies in relation to any thing done after the commencement of this item.