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             (1)  Subject to subsections (2) and (3), an authorised person may, for the purpose of finding out whether this Act or the regulations have been complied with:

                     (a)  enter any premises; and

                     (b)  exercise the powers set out in subsection 48(1) and section 48BA.

             (2)  The authorised person must not enter the premises unless:

                     (a)  the occupier of the premises has consented to the entry; or

                     (b)  the entry is made under a warrant issued under section 49.

             (3)  An authorised person is not entitled to exercise any powers under subsection (1) in relation to premises if:

                     (a)  the occupier of the premises has required the authorised person to produce his or her identity card for inspection by the occupier; and

                     (b)  the authorised person fails to comply with the requirement.

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