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Deputy Registrars-General

4B Deputy Registrars-General

(1) The Registrar-General may, by instrument in writing, designate one or more members of staff of the Department to be Deputy Registrars-General.
(2) If more than one Deputy Registrar-General is designated, the Registrar-General may, in the instrument designating a person to be a Deputy Registrar-General or by a subsequent instrument in writing, designate one of the Deputy Registrars-General to be the Senior Deputy Registrar-General.
(3) A Deputy Registrar-General has such powers and functions as may be:
(a) assigned to the Deputy Registrar-General by the Registrar-General, and
(b) conferred or imposed on the Deputy Registrar-General by or under this or any other Act.
(4) A Deputy Registrar-General is to exercise his or her powers and functions (including delegated powers and functions of the Registrar-General) in accordance with any directions given by the Registrar-General.
(5) If there is no Registrar-General or the Registrar-General is absent from his or her duties:
(a) in the case where there is only one Deputy Registrar-General--the Deputy Registrar-General may act as the Registrar-General, or
(b) in the case where there is more than one Deputy Registrar-General--the Senior Deputy Registrar-General may act as the Registrar-General.
(6) A Deputy Registrar-General acting as the Registrar-General under subsection (5) has the same powers and functions as the Registrar-General and anything done by the Deputy Registrar-General in the exercise of those powers and functions has same effect as if it had been done by the Registrar-General.

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