Inspector-General of Defence Bill

4 Interpretation

(1)

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

advisory panel means a panel appointed under clause 48

assessment function has the meaning given in section 8(1)(b) and assessment has a corresponding meaning

Auditor-General means the Controller and Auditor-General appointed under section 7 of the Public Audit Act 2001

Chief of Defence Force means the officer appointed as Chief of Defence Force under section 8 of the Defence Act 1990

Defence Force means the New Zealand Defence Force constituted by section 11(1) of the Defence Act 1990

defence record means a record of any kind that is made or received by the Defence Force, including—

(a)

a paper, document, register, book, map, plan, drawing, photograph, film, sound recording, or electronic storage medium; or

(b)

a record received from another government agency, a foreign public agency, or an international organisation; or

(c)

a copy of a record

Deputy Inspector-General means the Deputy Inspector-General of Defence appointed under section 11(2)

foreign public agency means a body or other person performing a public function conferred on it by or under the laws of a foreign country

function includes a duty or a power, and a reference to the conferral or performance of a function includes a reference to the imposition or performance of a duty or the conferral or exercise of a power

Human Rights Commissioner means a member of the Human Rights Commission that is continued by section 4 of the Human Rights Act 1993

Independent Police Conduct Authority means the Authority established under section 4 of the Independent Police Conduct Authority Act 1988

Inspector-General means the Inspector-General of Defence appointed under section 7(2) (but see also sections 12(2) and 52(4)(b), which provide for some references to the Inspector-General to be read as including references to the Deputy Inspector-General or a delegate)

investigation function has the meaning given in section 8(1)(a) and investigation has a corresponding meaning

member of the Defence Force has the meaning given in section 2(1) of the Defence Act 1990

New Zealand Security Intelligence Service means the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service continued by section 7 of the Intelligence and Security Act 2017

Ombudsman means an Ombudsman appointed under the Ombudsmen Act 1975

person working for the Defence Force means a member of the Defence Force or a contractor of, or secondee to, the Defence Force

Privacy Commissioner means the Privacy Commissioner continued under section 13 of the Privacy Act 2020

protective security requirements means the New Zealand Government protective security requirements that are published on a publicly accessible Internet site maintained by or on behalf of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service

Secretary of Defence means the chief executive of the Ministry of Defence

security classification means a classification under the New Zealand Government information security classification system that is published on a publicly accessible Internet site maintained by or on behalf of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service

sensitive means likely, if publicly disclosed, to—

(a)

endanger the safety of a person; or

(b)

infringe the privacy of a natural person (including a deceased natural person); or

(c)

prejudice—

(i)

the continued performance of the functions of the Defence Force or the Ministry; or

(ii)

the security or defence of New Zealand; or

(iii)

the international relations of the New Zealand Government; or

(iv)

the entrusting of information to the New Zealand Government on a basis of confidence by the Government of another country or by a foreign public agency or an international organisation

WorkSafe means WorkSafe New Zealand established by section 5 of the WorkSafe New Zealand Act 2013.

(2)

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, a reference to an activity, act, or omission of the Defence Force includes a reference to an activity, act, or omission of a person working for the Defence Force.