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MIGRATION ACT 1958 - SECT 495A

Minister may arrange for use of computer programs to make decisions etc.

             (1)  The Minister may arrange for the use, under the Minister's control, of computer programs for any purposes for which the Minister may, or must, under the designated migration law:

                     (a)  make a decision; or

                     (b)  exercise any power, or comply with any obligation; or

                     (c)  do anything else related to making a decision, exercising a power, or complying with an obligation.

             (2)  The Minister is taken to have:

                     (a)  made a decision; or

                     (b)  exercised a power, or complied with an obligation; or

                     (c)  done something else related to the making of a decision, the exercise of a power, or the compliance with an obligation;

that was made, exercised, complied with, or done (as the case requires) by the operation of a computer program under an arrangement made under subsection (1).

             (3)  For the purposes of this section, the following provisions are the designated migration law :

                     (a)  Subdivisions A, AA, AB and AC of Division 3 of Part 2 (other than section 48B);

                    (aa)  section 257A;

                     (b)  any provision of this Act or of the regulations that the Minister, by legislative instrument, determines to be part of the designated migration law.



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