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Procedure and powers concerning disciplinary inquiries

    (1)     In exercising his or her powers under section 59, the Safety Director

        (a)     must act fairly and according to equity and good conscience without regard to technicalities or legal forms; and

        (b)     is not required to conduct himself or herself in a formal manner; and

        (c)     is not bound by rules or practice as to evidence but may inform himself or herself in relation to any matter in any manner that he or she thinks fit.

S. 60(2) amended by Nos 69/2009 s. 54(Sch. Pt 2 item 42), 67/2014 s. 147(Sch. 2 item 32).

    (2)     For the purpose of, and in connection with, any inquiry under section 59, the Safety Director has the powers conferred by sections 14, 15, 16, 20, 20A and 21A of the Evidence (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1958 , as in force immediately before their repeal, on a board appointed by the Governor in Council and those sections apply as if the Safety Director was the sole member of the board.

    (3)     The procedure of the Safety Director on or in connection with an inquiry under section 59 is in his or her discretion.

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