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Nominated AAT members

             (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.

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