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Part 4—Miscellaneous

Part 4 Miscellaneous


21   Simplified outline of this Part

This Part deals with the following miscellaneous matters:

       (a)     things done by an unincorporated entity;

      (b)     the Minister’s capacity to delegate powers and functions under this Act;

       (c)     review of this Act;

      (d)     the power to make rules.

22   Unincorporated entities

             (1)  This section applies if this Act requires or allows a thing to be done by an entity that is an unincorporated body.

             (2)  The thing must, or may, be done by a responsible member of the entity on the entity’s behalf.

23   Delegation

             (1)  The Minister may, by writing, delegate all or any of the Minister’s powers and functions under this Act to an SES employee, or acting SES employee, in the Department.

Note:          The expressions SES employee and acting SES employee are defined in the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

             (2)  In exercising powers or functions under a delegation, the delegate must comply with any directions of the Minister.

             (3)  Subsection (1) does not apply to a power to make, vary or revoke the rules.

24   Review of this Act

             (1)  The Minister must cause a report to be prepared reviewing:

                     (a)  the operation of this Act and any rules over the period of 3 years after this section commences; and

                     (b)  whether this Act or any rules should be amended.

             (2)  The review must be:

                     (a)  started as soon as practicable after the end of the period of 3 years after this section commences; and

                     (b)  completed within 12 months after it starts.

             (3)  The Minister must cause copies of the report to be tabled in each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the completion of the report.

25   Rules

             (1)  The Minister may, by legislative instrument, make rules prescribing matters:

                     (a)  required or permitted by this Act to be prescribed by the rules; or

                     (b)  necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to this Act.

             (2)  To avoid doubt, the rules may not do the following:

                     (a)  create an offence or civil penalty;

                     (b)  provide powers of:

                              (i)  arrest or detention; or

                             (ii)  entry, search or seizure;

                     (c)  impose a tax;

                     (d)  set an amount to be appropriated from the Consolidated Revenue Fund under an appropriation in this Act;

                     (e)  directly amend the text of this Act.