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Commonwealth consent to conferral of functions etc. on its officers and authorities by corresponding State laws

             (1)  A corresponding State law may confer functions or powers, or impose duties, on:

                     (a)  a Commonwealth officer; or

                     (b)  a Commonwealth authority.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not authorise the conferral of a function or power, or the imposition of a duty, by a corresponding State law to the extent to which:

                     (a)  the conferral or imposition, or the authorisation, would contravene any constitutional doctrines restricting the duties that may be imposed on Commonwealth officers or Commonwealth authorities; or

                     (b)  the authorisation would otherwise exceed the legislative power of the Commonwealth.

             (3)  Subsection (1) does not extend to a function, power or duty of a kind specified in regulations made for the purposes of this subsection.

             (4)  This Act is not intended to exclude or limit the operation of a corresponding State law that confers any functions or powers, or imposes any duties, on a Commonwealth officer or Commonwealth authority to the extent to which that law:

                     (a)  is consistent with subsections (1) to (3); and

                     (b)  is capable of operating concurrently with this Act.

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