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CRIMES ACT 1914 - SECT 15KC

Form of authority

             (1)  An authority must be:

                     (a)  in writing in the form approved by the chief officer; and

                     (b)  signed by the person granting it.

             (2)  An authority must state the following:

                     (a)  the name of the person granting the authority;

                     (b)  the date of the authority;

                     (c)  details of the assumed identity authorised;

                     (d)  details of any evidence of the assumed identity that may be acquired under the authority;

                     (e)  the conditions (if any) to which the authority is subject;

                      (f)  why the authority is granted;

                     (g)  if the authority relates to an authorised intelligence officer, an authorised law enforcement officer or a foreign officer--the name of the officer;

                     (h)  if the authority relates to an authorised civilian whose supervisor is a law enforcement officer:

                              (i)  the name of the authorised civilian; and

                             (ii)  the name of his or her supervisor under the authority; and

                            (iii)  the period for which the authority will remain in force, being a period not exceeding 3 months;

                      (i)  if the authority relates to an authorised civilian whose supervisor is an intelligence officer:

                              (i)  the name of the authorised civilian; and

                             (ii)  the name of his or her supervisor under the authority.

             (3)  The authority must also state the following:

                     (a)  each issuing agency to which a request may be made under section 15KI or 15KX;

                     (b)  whether it authorises an application under a corresponding assumed identity law for an order for an entry in a register of births, deaths or marriages;

                     (c)  whether the assumed identity can be used in a foreign country and the reasons for the need for this use.

Note:          The chief officer may delegate functions under this section--see section 15LH.

             (4)  To avoid doubt, subparagraph (2)(h)(iii) does not prevent the grant of one or more further authorities in relation to an authorised civilian.



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