(1) The Attorney-General may, by writing, nominate a person who holds one of the following appointments to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal to issue warrants under Part 2-5:
(a) Deputy President;
(b) senior member (of any level);
(c) member (of any level).
(2) Despite subsection (1), the Attorney-General must not nominate a person who holds an appointment as a part-time senior member or a member of the Tribunal unless the person:
(a) is enrolled as a legal practitioner of the High Court, of another federal court or of the Supreme Court of a State or of the Australian Capital Territory; and
(b) has been so enrolled for not less than 5 years.
(3) A nomination ceases to have effect if:
(a) the nominated AAT member ceases to hold an appointment of a kind set out in subsection (1); or
(b) the Attorney-General, by writing, withdraws the nomination.
(4) A nominated AAT member has, in performing a function of or connected with, issuing a warrant under Part 2-5, the same protection and immunity as a Justice of the High Court has in relation to proceedings in the High Court.