CRIMES ACT 1914

Part IAB - Controlled operations  

Division 4 - Compliance and monitoring  

SECTION 15HS   Inspection of records by the Ombudsman  

(1)  
The Ombudsman must, from time to time and at least once every 12 months, inspect the records of each authorising agency to determine the extent of compliance with this Part by the agency and by law enforcement officers.

(2)  
The Ombudsman must also, from time to time and at least once every 12 months, inspect the records of the ACC to determine the extent of compliance with corresponding State controlled operations laws, in relation to any authorities (within the meaning of each such law):


(a) for which a law enforcement officer of the ACC applied; or


(b) that were granted to a law enforcement officer of the ACC;

unless the corresponding State controlled operations law provides for the inspection of records of the ACC to determine the extent of compliance with that law.

(3)  
For the purpose of an inspection under this section, the Ombudsman:


(a) may, after notifying the chief officer of the agency, enter at any reasonable time premises occupied by the agency; and


(b) is entitled to have full and free access at all reasonable times to all records of the agency that are relevant to the inspection; and


(c) may require a member of staff of the agency to give the Ombudsman any information that the Ombudsman considers necessary, being information that is in the member's possession, or to which the member has access, and that is relevant to the inspection; and


(d) may, despite any other law, make copies of, and take extracts from, records of the agency.

(4)  
The chief officer must ensure that members of staff of the agency give the Ombudsman any assistance the Ombudsman reasonably requires to enable the Ombudsman to perform functions under this section.

(5)  
Nothing in this section requires the Ombudsman to inspect records relating to operations that have not been completed at the time of the inspection.




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