(1) If proceedings are brought against the Crown for an offence against this Act or the regulations the responsible agency in respect of the offence may be specified in any document initiating, or relating to, the proceedings.
(2) In this section, the responsible agency in respect of an offence is the agency of the Crown—
(a) whose acts or omissions are alleged to constitute the offence; or
(b) if that agency has ceased to exist, that is the successor of that agency; or
(c) if that agency has ceased to exist and there is no clear successor, that the court declares to be the responsible agency.
(3) The responsible agency in respect of an offence is entitled to act in proceedings against the Crown for the offence and, subject to any relevant rules of court, the procedural rights and obligations of the Crown as the accused in the proceedings are conferred or imposed on the responsible agency.
(4) The person prosecuting the offence may change the responsible agency during the proceedings with the court's leave.
S. 100(5) amended by No. 6/2010 s. 203(1)
(Sch. 6 item 40.5) (as amended by No. 45/2010 s. 22), repealed by No. 61/2011 s. 25(Sch. 1 item 9).
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