(1) The Registrar may engage persons having suitable qualifications and experience as consultants to, or to perform services for, the Registrar.
(2) An engagement under subsection (1) is to be made:
(a) on behalf of the Commonwealth; and
(b) in writing.
(3) A person does not hold a public office within the meaning of the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 if the person is engaged as a consultant.