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             (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 .

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