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Delegation by Minister

             (1)  The Minister may, in writing, delegate any of his or her powers under this Division to:

                     (a)  the Secretary of the Department; or

                     (b)  an SES employee, or acting SES employee, in the Department.

             (2)  Subject to subsection (3), the Minister may, in writing, delegate his or her power under section 147 to a commissioned police officer (within the meaning of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 ).

             (3)  A delegation under subsection (2) must provide that:

                     (a)  the power may only be exercised in relation to a person at a port; and

                     (b)  any certificate that is issued by the member is to remain in force for no longer than 5 days.

             (4)  The Minister may, at any time, by written notice, revoke a certificate issued by a person exercising a power delegated under subsection (2).

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