Part 2 Establishment and membership of inquiry

6 Types of inquiry

(1)

This Act applies to the following kinds of inquiry:

(a)

Royal commissions established under the authority of the Letters Patent constituting the office of the Governor-General, and this Act applies to Royal commissions as if they were public inquiries:

(b)

public inquiries, which are established in accordance with subsection (2):

(c)

government inquiries, which are established in accordance with subsection (3).

(2)

The Governor-General may, by Order in Council, establish a public inquiry for the purpose of inquiring into, and reporting on, any matter of public importance.

(3)

One or more Ministers may, by notice in the Gazette, establish a government inquiry for the purpose of inquiring into, and reporting on, any matter of public importance.