CRIMES ACT 1914

Part IAC - Assumed identities  

Division 2 - Authority for Assumed Identity  

SECTION 15KC   Form of authority  

(1)  
An authority must be:


(a) in writing in the form approved by the chief officer; and


(b) signed by the person granting it.

(2)  
An authority must state the following:


(a) the name of the person granting the authority;


(b) the date of the authority;


(c) details of the assumed identity authorised;


(d) details of any evidence of the assumed identity that may be acquired under the authority;


(e) the conditions (if any) to which the authority is subject;


(f) why the authority is granted;


(g) if the authority relates to an authorised intelligence officer, an authorised law enforcement officer or a foreign officer - the name of the officer;


(h) if the authority relates to an authorised civilian whose supervisor is a law enforcement officer:


(i) the name of the authorised civilian; and

(ii) the name of his or her supervisor under the authority; and

(iii) the period for which the authority will remain in force, being a period not exceeding 3 months;


(i) if the authority relates to an authorised civilian whose supervisor is an intelligence officer:


(i) the name of the authorised civilian; and

(ii) the name of his or her supervisor under the authority.

(3)  
The authority must also state the following:


(a) each issuing agency to which a request may be made under section 15KI or 15KX ;


(b) whether it authorises an application under a corresponding assumed identity law for an order for an entry in a register of births, deaths or marriages;


(c) whether the assumed identity can be used in a foreign country and the reasons for the need for this use.

Note:

The chief officer may delegate functions under this section - see section 15LH .

(4)  
To avoid doubt, subparagraph (2)(h)(iii) does not prevent the grant of one or more further authorities in relation to an authorised civilian.




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