Part 2 Corrections system

Subpart 1—Statutory roles and responsibilities

Minister, chief executive, and Commissioner of Police

7 Powers and functions of Minister

(1)

The Minister has the following powers and functions:

(a)

declaring land or buildings to be a community work centre or prison in accordance with section 30 or section 32:

(b)

approving rates of earnings for prisoners in accordance with section 66:

(c)

fixing the weekly rate of the cost of detaining prisoners for the purpose of enabling deductions to be made under section 68:

(d)

placing notifications in the Gazette in accordance with section 170:

(e)

presenting a copy of the terms of any prison management contract, and of the terms of any variation to a prison management contract, to the House of Representatives in accordance with section 199I:

(f)

any other powers and functions conferred under this Act or regulations made under this Act.

(2)

The Minister may give general directions to the chief executive in relation to the exercise of powers and functions conferred on the chief executive under this Act or any regulations made under this Act.

(3)

Subsection (2) does not authorise the Minister to give directions about the exercise of powers and functions in relation to a particular person.

(4)

As soon as practicable after giving a direction under subsection (2), the Minister must publish in the Gazette and present to the House of Representatives a copy of the direction.

Section 7(1)(e): replaced, on 8 December 2009, by section 8(1) of the Corrections (Contract Management of Prisons) Amendment Act 2009 (2009 No 59).