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             (1)  In this Division, authorized officer means an officer authorized by the Chief of the Defence Force, by order in writing, for the purposes of this Division.

             (2)  A reference in this Division to the designated authority of a country is a reference to an authority designated for the purposes of this Division by the appropriate authority or officer of that country.

             (3)  A reference in this Division to the country to which a person belongs is a reference to the country from whose forces he or she is suspected of being, or, where he or she has surrendered himself or herself, appears from his or her confession to be, an absentee without leave.

             (4)  For the purposes of the application of this Division in relation to the forces of a country, it is immaterial whether or not any body, contingent or detachment of those forces is present in Australia.

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