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Request for evidence of assumed identity

             (1)  This section applies if an authority granted under section 15KB authorises a request under this section.

             (2)  The person specified in subsection (2A) may request the chief officer of an issuing agency stated in the authority to:

                     (a)  produce evidence of an assumed identity in accordance with the authority; and

                     (b)  give evidence of the assumed identity to the following:

                              (i)  the authorised person named in the authority;

                             (ii)  an officer of the law enforcement agency or the intelligence agency specified by the chief officer of that agency in the request.

Note:          Section 15KW modifies the effect of this provision if control of the authority is transferred.

          (2A)  For the purposes of subsection (2), the person who may make the request is:

                     (a)  the chief officer of a law enforcement agency who granted the authority; or

                     (b)  the chief officer of an intelligence agency (other than the Office of National Intelligence) who granted the authority; or

                     (c)  if the chief officer of the Office of National Intelligence granted the authority--the chief officer of another intelligence agency.

             (3)  The request must state a reasonable period for compliance with the request.

             (4)  The request must include:

                     (a)  the date of the authority granted under section 15KB; and

                     (b)  details of the assumed identity authorised; and

                     (c)  details of any evidence of the assumed identity that may be acquired under the authority.

             (5)  A request must not be made under this section for an entry in a register of births, deaths or marriages.

             (6)  In this section:

"evidence" means evidence similar to that ordinarily produced or given by the issuing agency.

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

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