CRIMES ACT 1914

Part IAAA - Delayed notification search warrants  

Division 7 - Inspections by Ombudsman  

SECTION 3ZZGC   Power to obtain relevant information  

(1)  
If the Ombudsman has reasonable grounds to believe that a staff member of an eligible agency is able to give information relevant to an inspection under this Division of the agency ' s records, subsections (2) and (3) have effect.

(2)  
The Ombudsman may, by writing given to the staff member, require the staff member to give the information to the Ombudsman:


(a) by writing signed by the staff member; and


(b) at a specified place and within a specified period.

(3)  
The Ombudsman may, by writing given to the staff member, require the staff member to attend:


(a) before a specified inspecting officer; and


(b) at a specified place; and


(c) within a specified period or at a specified time on a specified day;

to answer questions relevant to the inspection.

(4)  
If the Ombudsman:


(a) has reasonable grounds to believe that a staff member of an eligible agency is able to give information relevant to an inspection under this Division of the agency ' s records; and


(b) does not know the staff member ' s identity;

the Ombudsman may, by writing given to the chief officer of the agency, require the chief officer, or a person nominated by the chief officer, to attend:


(c) before a specified inspecting officer; and


(d) at a specified place; and


(e) within a specified period or at a specified time on a specified day;

to answer questions relevant to the inspection.

(5)  
The place, and the period or the time and day, specified in a requirement under this section, must be reasonable having regard to the circumstances in which the requirement is made.




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