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CORPORATIONS (ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER) ACT 2006 - SECT 447.5

Identity cards

  (1)   The Registrar must issue an identity card to an authorised officer. The identity card must contain the information prescribed by the regulations and must contain a recent photograph of the authorised officer.

  (2)   A person commits an offence if:

  (a)   the person has been issued with an identity card; and

  (b)   the person ceases to be an authorised officer; and

  (c)   the person does not, within 7 days after so ceasing, return the identity card to the Registrar.

Penalty:   1 penalty unit.

  (3)   However, the person does not commit the offence if the identity card was lost or destroyed.

Note:   A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection   (3) (see subsection   13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

  (4)   An authorised officer must carry the identity card at all times when exercising powers or performing functions as an authorised officer.

  (5)   An identity card is not a legislative instrument.


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