(1) The ACMA may exempt a specified person from all or any of the obligations imposed on the person under Division 1 in so far as those obligations relate to a kind of telecommunications service that is a trial service.
(2) The ACMA must not grant an exemption unless the ACMA, after consulting any interception agencies that the ACMA considers appropriate, is satisfied that the exemption is unlikely to create a risk to national security or law enforcement.
(3) The exemption must be in writing.
(4) The exemption may be:
(a) unconditional; or
(b) subject to such conditions as are specified in the exemption.
(5) An exemption given under subsection (1) is not a legislative instrument.