9C Delegation of powers of Attorney-General and Solicitor-General
  • (1) The Solicitor-General may, with the written consent of the Attorney-General, in writing delegate to a Deputy Solicitor-General, any of the functions or duties imposed, or powers conferred, on the Attorney-General.

    (2) The Solicitor-General may in writing delegate to a Deputy Solicitor-General any of the functions or duties imposed, or powers conferred, on the Solicitor-General, except for the power to delegate conferred by this subsection.

    (3) A delegation is revocable and does not prevent the Attorney-General or the Solicitor-General from performing the function or duty or exercising the power.

    (4) A delegation may be made on conditions specified in the instrument of delegation.

    (5) The fact that a Deputy Solicitor-General performs a function or duty or exercises a power is, in the absence of proof to the contrary, sufficient evidence of his or her authority to do so.

    Section 9C: inserted, on 1 November 1999, by section 3 of the Constitution Amendment Act 1999 (1999 No 86).