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Part 6—Miscellaneous

Part 6 Miscellaneous


54   Delegation

             (1)  The Director-General may, by written instrument, delegate any of the Director-General’s functions or powers under this Act or the general rules (other than those mentioned in subsection (2)) to a person who holds, or performs the duties of, an SES position, or an equivalent position, in ONI.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply to the following functions and powers:

                     (a)  the power to give written directions under section 20;

                     (b)  the power to issue guidelines under section 21;

                     (c)  the power to make a written request under section 37.

55   General rules

             (1)  The Prime Minister may, by legislative instrument, make rules (the general 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 general 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.