Issue of notices
(1) In citizenship proceedings, a notice signed by an authorised person stating whether or not a specified computer program was functioning correctly:
(a) at a specified time or during a specified period; and
(b) in relation to specified outcomes from the operation of that program under an arrangement made under subsection 48(1);
is prima facie evidence of the matters stated in the notice.
(2) The Minister may, by writing, authorise a person to issue notices under this section.
(3) The Minister may, by legislative instrument, authorise a class of persons to issue notices under this section.
(4) In this section:
"authorised person" means:
(a) an APS employee in the Department; or
(b) a person authorised under subsection (2) to issue notices under this section; or
(c) any person who is included in a class of persons authorised under subsection (3) to issue notices under this section.
"citizenship proceedings" means:
(a) proceedings in a court (including criminal proceedings) that relate to this Act (including an offence against this Act); or
(b) proceedings that relate to an application for review under section 52.
"functioning correctly" : a computer program is functioning correctly if:
(a) outcomes from its operation comply with this Act and the regulations; and
(b) those outcomes would be valid if they were made by the Minister otherwise than by the operation of the computer program.