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AUSTRALIAN CRIME COMMISSION ACT 2002 - SECT 18

Directions and guidelines to Board

             (1)  The Minister may, by notice in writing to the Board, give directions or furnish guidelines to the Board with respect to the performance of its functions and the Board shall comply with any such directions or guidelines.

             (2)  However, the Minister must not, without the approval of a resolution passed at a meeting of the Inter-Governmental Committee, being a resolution as to which all the members of the Committee present at the meeting have voted in favour, give any directions or furnish any guidelines to the Board under subsection (1) with respect to:

                     (a)  particular ACC operations/investigations; or

                     (b)  a matter related to national policing information systems and services (including expenditure from the National Policing Information Systems and Services Special Account).

             (4)  Where the Minister gives a direction or furnishes a guideline to the Board under subsection (1), the Minister shall:

                     (a)  as soon as practicable after giving the direction or furnishing the guideline, cause a copy of the direction or guideline to be published in the Gazette ; and

                     (b)  cause a copy of the direction or guideline to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the copy is published in the Gazette .



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