(1) In this Division:
"age determination information" means a record, or information, relating to a person that is obtained by carrying out a prescribed procedure.
"appropriately qualified" , in relation to the carrying out of a prescribed procedure, means:
(a) having suitable professional qualifications or experience to carry out the prescribed procedure; or
(b) qualified under the regulations to carry out the prescribed procedure.
"Commonwealth offence" means:
(a) an offence against a law of the Commonwealth, other than an offence that is a service offence for the purposes of the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982 ; or
(b) a State offence that has a federal aspect.
"investigating official" means:
(a) a member or special member of the Australian Federal Police; or
(b) a member of the police force of a State or Territory; or
(c) a person who holds an office the functions of which include the investigation of Commonwealth offences and who is empowered by a law of the Commonwealth because of the holding of that office to make arrests in respect of such offences.
"prescribed procedure" means a procedure specified by regulations made for the purposes of subsection (2) to be a prescribed procedure for determining a person's age.
(2) The regulations may specify a particular procedure to be a prescribed procedure for determining a person's age.
(3) A procedure prescribed for the purposes of subsection (2):
(a) may involve the operation of particular equipment that is specified for the purpose; and
(b) must require that equipment to be operated by an appropriately qualified person.
(4) Before the Governor-General makes a regulation for the purposes of subsection (2), the Minister must consult with the Minister responsible for the administration of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 .