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TOBACCO PLAIN PACKAGING ACT 2011 - SECT 81

Appointment of authorised officers

             (1)  The Secretary may, in writing, appoint the following persons as authorised officers:

                     (a)  a person who is appointed or engaged under the Public Service Act 1999 ;

                    (aa)  a person who is appointed or engaged otherwise than under the Public Service Act 1999 , by the Commonwealth or by a Commonwealth entity within the meaning of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 ;

                     (b)  a member or special member of the Australian Federal Police;

                     (c)  a person:

                              (i)  who is appointed or employed by a State or Territory, or by a local governing body established by or under a law of a State or Territory; and

                             (ii)  who has responsibilities in relation to health matters or in relation to compliance and enforcement in tobacco control matters;

                     (d)  a member of the police force or police service of a State or Territory.

             (2)  The Secretary may appoint a person as an authorised officer only if the Secretary is satisfied that the person has suitable qualifications, training or experience.

          (2A)  The Secretary may appoint a person mentioned in paragraph (1)(c) or (d) as an authorised officer only with the agreement of the State or Territory concerned.

             (3)  An authorised officer is appointed for the period specified in the instrument of appointment.

Note:          An authorised officer is eligible for reappointment (see section 33AA of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 ).

   



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