Subpart 3—Enforcement, offences, and penalties

Authorised persons

18 Authorised persons

(1)

The Director-General may authorise a suitably qualified and trained person who is employed or engaged by the Crown or a Crown entity (if specified in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Crown Entities Act 2004), or a class of suitably qualified and trained persons who are employed or engaged by the Crown or a Crown entity (if specified in Part 1 of Schedule 1 of the Crown Entities Act 2004), to carry out any functions and powers of an enforcement officer under this Act.

(2)

An authorisation under subsection (1) must—

(a)

be in writing; and

(b)

specify—

(i)

the authorised person or the class of persons; and

(ii)

the functions and powers that may be carried out by the authorised person or class of persons; and

(iii)

the term of the authorisation.

(3)

The Director-General may renew any authorisation given under subsection (1).

(4)

The Director-General may revoke an authorisation given under this section—

(a)

in the case of an individual, for incapacity, neglect of duty, or misconduct; or

(b)

in the case of an individual, on the written request of the authorised person; or

(c)

if the Director-General considers that the authorisation is no longer necessary or desirable.

(5)

If a person ceases to be an authorised person, they must surrender to the Director-General all articles and documents received by the person in relation to the authorisation.