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AUSTRALIAN CRIME COMMISSION ACT 2002 - SECT 20A

Arrangements for an examiner to obtain information etc. from State agencies

             (1)  Without limiting section 21, the Commonwealth Minister may make an arrangement, in writing, with the appropriate Minister of the Crown of a State, in relation to the provision of information, documents or things by a person or class of persons under section 19A or 20.

             (2)  The arrangement may specify conditions to which the provision of the information, documents or things is subject.

             (3)  Without limiting subsection (2), the arrangement may specify:

                     (a)  the State agency or State agencies from which an examiner may or may not request or require information, documents or things; and

                     (b)  any information, documents or things which an examiner may or may not request or require; and

                     (c)  any secrecy provisions to which the provision of information, documents or things is subject.

             (4)  A copy of an arrangement made under subsection (1) must be published in the Gazette .

             (5)  The Commonwealth Minister may, at any time, give a written notice to the Minister of the Crown of the State revoking an arrangement under subsection (1).

             (6)  The Commonwealth Minister must revoke an arrangement under subsection (1) if the Minister of the Crown of the State so requests in writing.

             (7)  The Commonwealth Minister and the Minister of the Crown of the State may, by written agreement, vary the terms of an arrangement under subsection (1).

             (8)  A copy of the revocation or variation of an arrangement under subsection (5), (6) or (7) must be published in the Gazette .

             (9)  A revocation or variation under subsection (5), (6) or (7) takes effect at the time specified in the revocation or variation.

           (10)  An arrangement under subsection (1), and a revocation or variation under subsection (5), (6) or (7), are not legislative instruments.

           (11)  A written request or requirement for information, documents or things under section 19A or 20 must not be served on a principal officer of a State agency, or a person who is, or has been, a member, officer or employee of a State agency, except in accordance with an arrangement made under subsection (1) that:

                     (a)  has been published in the Gazette ; and

                     (b)  is in force.



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