(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.