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TELECOMMUNICATIONS (INTERCEPTION AND ACCESS) ACT 1979 - SECT 83

Inspections

             (1)  The Ombudsman shall inspect the records of each Commonwealth agency:

                     (a)  at least twice during the period beginning at the commencement of this Part and ending on 30 June 1988; and

                     (b)  at least twice during each financial year beginning on or after 1 July 1988;

in order to ascertain the extent to which the agency's officers have complied with sections 79, 79AA, 80 and 81 since that commencement, or since the last inspection under this Part of the agency's records, as the case requires.

             (2)  The Ombudsman may at any time inspect a Commonwealth agency's records in order to ascertain the extent to which the agency's officers have complied during any period with sections 79, 79AA, 80 and 81.

             (3)  The Ombudsman may inspect a Commonwealth agency's records in order to ascertain the extent to which officers of the agency have complied during any period with the conditions, restrictions and provisions mentioned in subsection 59B(2) (about control order warrants) if:

                     (a)  the chief officer of the agency notifies the Ombudsman under that subsection of a contravention of any of those conditions, restrictions or provisions; and

                     (b)  the contravention occurred in that period.

             (4)  If:

                     (a)  the performance of a function, or the exercise of a power, conferred by Part 15 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 is in connection with an interception warrant ; and

                     (b)  a Commonwealth agency has records that relate to the performance of that function or the exercise of that power;

the Ombudsman may inspect those records in order to ascertain the extent to which the agency's officers have complied with Part 15 of the Telecommunications Act 1997 .



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