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Notification to Ombudsman by Commonwealth agencies in relation to Part 5.3 warrants

             (1)  Within 6 months after a Part 5.3 warrant is issued in response to an application by a Commonwealth agency, the chief officer of the agency must:

                     (a)  notify the Ombudsman that the warrant has been issued; and

                     (b)  give to the Ombudsman a copy of the warrant.

             (2)  As soon as practicable after an officer of a Commonwealth agency contravenes any of the following conditions, restrictions or provisions, the chief officer of the agency must notify the Ombudsman of the contravention:

                     (a)  a condition or restriction specified in the warrant under subsection 49(2);

                     (b)  the following provisions, to the extent that they apply to the warrant:

                              (i)  paragraph 57(1)(b);

                             (ii)  subsection 63(1);

                            (iii)  subsection 63(2);

                            (iv)  section 79;

                     (c)  section 79AA;

                     (d)  subsection 103B(4).

             (3)  A failure to comply with subsection (1) or (2) does not affect the validity of the warrant.

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