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Part 5—Miscellaneous

Part 5 Miscellaneous

   

29   Annual report

             (1)  The CEO must, within 45 days after the end of each financial year, prepare and give to the Minister, for presentation to the Parliament, a report that includes the following information:

                      (i)  details of the Office’s operations during the year;

                     (ii)  an evaluation of the Office’s overall performance during the year;

                    (iii)  information about the Office’s functions.

Note:          See also section 34C of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 , which contains extra rules about annual reports.

             (2)  A report provided to the Minister, must be tabled in both Houses of the Parliament within 10 sitting days of the date that it is provided to the Minister.

             (3)  If this section does not commence at the start of a financial year, the first report under subsection (1) must relate to the period that starts on the commencement of this section and ends at the end of the next 30 June.

30   Other reports

             (1)  If the CEO prepares a report for the purpose of section 9, the CEO must, within 15 days after the date that the report is completed, prepare and give to the Minister a copy of the report, for presentation to the Parliament.

             (2)  A report provided to the Minister, must be tabled in both Houses of the Parliament within 10 sitting days of the date that it is provided to the Minister.

             (3)  If the Minister receives a report for the purpose of subsection (1), the Minister must prepare a written response to the recommendations made in the report and table the response in both Houses of the Parliament at the same time as the report is tabled in those Houses.

31   Delegation by the CEO

             (1)  The CEO may delegate, in writing, all or any of the CEO’s functions and powers under this Act to a member of the staff of the Office.

             (2)  In exercising his or her powers under subsection (1), the CEO is to have regard to the powers to be exercised by the delegate and the responsibilities of the officer to whom the power is delegated.

             (3)  A delegate must comply with any written directions of the CEO.