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Defence security screening employees

             (1)  A person is a defence security screening employee if the person:

                     (a)  is an APS employee in the Department; and

                     (b)  either of the following applies:

                              (i)  the person is authorised under subsection (2);

                             (ii)  the person is included in a class of persons authorised under subsection (2) (including a person who becomes a member of the class after the authorisation is given); and

                     (c)  the person satisfies the training and qualification requirements determined under subsection (4).

             (2)  The Minister may, in writing, authorise a person, or a class of persons, for the purposes of paragraph (1)(b).

             (3)  An authorisation made under subsection (2) is not a legislative instrument.

             (4)  The Minister must, by legislative instrument, determine the training and qualification requirements for defence security screening employees.

             (5)  Without limiting the training and qualification requirements that may be determined in a legislative instrument under subsection (4), different training and qualification requirements may apply to different kinds of defence security screening employees.

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