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WORKING WITH CHILDREN ACT 2005 - SECT 16

Submission sought from applicant before giving negative notice

    (1)     If the Secretary proposes, or is required under section 17(3), to give a negative notice on an application, the Secretary must before finally deciding the application—

        (a)     give a written notice to the applicant that—

              (i)     informs him or her of the proposal or requirement; and

              (ii)     states the information about him or her of which the Secretary is aware; and

S. 16(1)(a)(iii) amended by No. 51/2010 s. 10(1).

              (iii)     invites him or her to make a submission to the Secretary, in writing or in another form approved by the Secretary, within the period specified in the notice about his or her eligibility to be given an assessment notice; and

        (b)     give an interim negative notice to the applicant.

S. 16(1A) inserted by No. 51/2010 s. 10(2).

    (1A)     The period specified in a notice under subsection (1) must be not less than—

S. 16(1A)(a) amended by No. 66/2014 s. 14(1).

        (a)     14 days in the case of a category A application unless the applicant satisfies the Secretary that it is appropriate to allow the applicant further time to make a submission; and

        (b)     28 days in the case of any other application.

S. 16(2) amended by No. 51/2010 s. 10(3).

    (2)     Before finally deciding the application the Secretary must consider any submission made by the applicant in response to a notice under subsection (1)(a) and within the period required under subsection (1A) unless the applicant notifies the Secretary that he or she does not want to make a submission.

S. 16(3) amended by No. 51/2010 s. 10(3).

    (3)     The Secretary must give a negative notice to the applicant if he or she does not make a submission in response to a notice under subsection (1)(a) within the period required under subsection (1A) unless the applicant notifies the Secretary that he or she does not want to make a submission.

S. 16(4) amended by No. 66/2014 s. 14(2).

    (4)     Any information given by a person under subsection (1)(a)(iii) is not admissible in evidence against the person in—

        (a)     a criminal proceeding; or

        (b)     a proceeding for the imposition of a penalty—

other than—

        (c)     proceedings in respect of an offence against this Act; or

        (d)     a proceeding in respect of the falsity or misleading nature of the information.

Pt 2 Div. 3 (Heading) inserted by No. 66/2014 s. 15.

Division 3—Outcome of application for working with children check



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