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CRIMES ACT 1914 - SECT 3ZZUC

Power to obtain relevant information

             (1)  If the Ombudsman has reasonable grounds to believe that a staff member of the Australian Federal Police is able to give information relevant to an inspection under this Division, subsections (2) and (3) have effect.

             (2)  The Ombudsman may, by writing given to the staff member, require the staff member to give the information to the Ombudsman:

                     (a)  by writing signed by the staff member; and

                     (b)  at a specified place and within a specified period.

             (3)  The Ombudsman may, by writing given to the staff member, require the staff member to attend:

                     (a)  before a specified inspecting officer; and

                     (b)  at a specified place; and

                     (c)  within a specified period or at a specified time on a specified day;

to answer questions relevant to the inspection.

             (4)  If the Ombudsman:

                     (a)  has reasonable grounds to believe that a staff member of the Australian Federal Police is able to give information relevant to an inspection under this Division; and

                     (b)  does not know the staff member's identity;

the Ombudsman may, by writing given to the Commissioner, require the Commissioner, or a person nominated by the Commissioner, to attend:

                     (c)  before a specified inspecting officer; and

                     (d)  at a specified place; and

                     (e)  within a specified period or at a specified time on a specified day;

to answer questions relevant to the inspection.

             (5)  The place, and the period or the time and day, specified in a requirement under this section, must be reasonable having regard to the circumstances in which the requirement is made.



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