Harmful Digital Communications Act 2015

Subpart 2—Enforcement provisions

Approved Agency

7 Approved Agency

(1)

The Governor-General may, by Order in Council made on the recommendation of the Minister,—

(a)

appoint as the Approved Agency for the purpose of this Act—

(i)

any person or organisation:

(ii)

any department:

(iii)

any Crown entity:

(b)

prescribe the functions of the Approved Agency that are in addition to the functions specified in section 8(1) and are related to the purpose of this Act:

(c)

prescribe any reporting requirements, accountability measures, or other terms or conditions that the Approved Agency must comply with.

(2)

Before recommending the making of an Order in Council under subsection (1), the Minister must be satisfied that the appointee has the appropriate knowledge, skills, and experience to carry out some or all of the functions of the Approved Agency under this Act.

(3)

The Approved Agency holds office for the term specified in the order made under subsection (1).

(4)

A person is not to be regarded as being employed in the service of the Crown for the purposes of the State Sector Act 1988 or the Government Superannuation Fund Act 1956 solely because of his or her appointment as the Approved Agency.

(5)

The Approved Agency is subject to the Ombudsmen Act 1975, the Official Information Act 1982, and the Public Records Act 2005 in respect of functions that the Agency or any delegate of the Agency performs under this Act.