(1) In this Act, unless the contrary intention appears:
(a) a proceeding of the same nature as an appeal; and
(b) a review or rehearing, or a proceeding of the same nature as a review or rehearing.
"appoint" includes re-appoint.
"Associate Director" means the Associate Director of Public Prosecutions.
"authority of the Commonwealth" means:
(a) an authority, institution or other body (other than a society, association or incorporated company) established for a public purpose by or under a law of the Commonwealth;
(b) a society, association or incorporated company in which the Commonwealth, or an authority, institution or other body of the kind referred to in paragraph (a), has a controlling interest; or
(c) a person who holds:
(i) an office or position established by or under a law of the Commonwealth;
(ii) an appointment made under a law of the Commonwealth; or
(iii) an appointment made, otherwise than under a law of the Commonwealth, by the Governor-General, by a Minister, or by any other person on behalf of the Executive Government of the Commonwealth or the Administration of a Territory.
"CSC" (short for Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation) has the same meaning as in the Governance of Australian Government Superannuation Schemes Act 2011 .
"Director" means the Director of Public Prosecutions.
"law of the Commonwealth" includes a law of a Territory, but does not include:
(aa) the Australian Capital Territory (Self-Government) Act 1988 ;
(a) the Northern Territory (Self-Government) Act 1978 ;
(c) a law made under, or continued in force by, an Act referred to in paragraph (aa) or (a).
"legal practitioner" means a person:
(a) whose name is on the roll of barristers and solicitors of the High Court kept in pursuance of rules in force under the Judiciary Act 1903 ; or
(b) whose name is on the roll of barristers, of solicitors, of barristers and solicitors or of legal practitioners of the Supreme Court of a State or Territory.
"Office" means the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions established by subsection 5(1).
"Special Prosecutor" means a person holding office as, or acting as, a Special Prosecutor under the Special Prosecutors Act 1982 .
"State" includes the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory.
"Territory" does not include the Australian Capital Territory or the Northern Territory.
(2) A reference in this Act to an appointment to prosecute offences against the laws of a State includes a reference to a commission or authority to prosecute such offences.
(3) A provision of this Act that confers on the Director a function or power in relation to a prosecution or proceeding (including a proceeding for the taking of a civil remedy) instituted by another person applies in relation to such a prosecution or proceeding whether instituted before or after the commencement of this Act.
(4) A reference in this Act to a member of the staff of the Office is a reference to:
(a) the Associate Director; or
(aa) a member of the staff mentioned in subsection 27(1); or
(ab) a person employed under subsection 27(3); or
(b) a person engaged under subsection 28(1); or
(c) a person referred to in section 29 whose services are made available to the Director.