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Identity cards

             (1)  The chief executive officer (however described) of a collecting society must issue an identity card in the prescribed form to each person authorised by the society for the purposes of subsection 135ZZP(2). The identity card must contain a recent photograph of the authorised person.

             (2)  If an authorised person who attends or enters premises for the purpose of exercising powers conferred by subsection 135ZZP(2) fails to produce his or her identity card when asked to do so by a person apparently in charge of the premises, the authorised person must not enter or remain on the premises or exercise any other powers under subsection 135ZZP(2) at the premises.

             (3)  A person commits an offence punishable on conviction by a fine not exceeding 1 penalty unit if:

                     (a)  the person has been issued with an identity card; and

                     (b)  the person stops being an authorised person; and

                     (c)  the person does not, immediately after he or she stops being an authorised person, return the identity card to the relevant collecting society.

             (4)  An authorised person must carry his or her identity card at all times when exercising powers under subsection 135ZZP(2).

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