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Appointment of inspectors and investigators

             (1)  The Commissioner may, in writing, appoint a person who is one of the following as an inspector, an investigator, or both, for the purposes of this Part:

                     (a)  a member of the staff of the Commission under section 181U;

                     (b)  a person assisting the Commissioner under section 181W;

                     (c)  a person performing services for the Commonwealth under a contract with the Commonwealth.

             (2)  The Commissioner must not appoint a person mentioned in subsection (1) unless the Commissioner is satisfied that:

                     (a)  the person has suitable training or experience to properly exercise the powers for which the person will be authorised to use; and

                     (b)  the person is otherwise an appropriate person to be appointed as an inspector, investigator or both (as the case requires).

             (3)  A person appointed under this section must, in exercising powers as such, comply with any directions of the Commissioner.

             (4)  If a direction is given under subsection (3) in writing, the direction is not a legislative instrument.

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