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STATE RECORDS ACT 1998 - SECT 22

Normal administrative practice

22 Normal administrative practice

(1) Something is considered to be done in accordance with normal administrative practice in a public office if it is done in accordance with the normal practices and procedures for the exercise of functions in the public office.
(2) However, something is not considered to be done in accordance with normal administrative practice if:
(a) it is done corruptly or fraudulently, or is done for the purpose of concealing evidence of wrongdoing, or is done for any other improper purpose, or
(b) it is conduct or conduct of a kind declared by the regulations to be unacceptable for the purposes of this Part, or
(c) it is done in accordance with a practice or procedure declared by the regulations to be unacceptable for the purposes of this Part, or
(d) it is done in accordance with a practice or procedure that the Authority has notified the public office in writing is unacceptable for the purposes of this Part.
(3) The regulations may prescribe guidelines on what constitutes normal administrative practice. The guidelines do not limit what constitutes normal administrative practice and do not affect the operation of subsection (2).



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