(1) Subject to subregulation (2), the Minister may, by legislative instrument, specify a security issued by an Australian State or Territory government authority as a security in which an investment is a designated investment for the purposes of a Part of Schedule 2.
(2) The Minister may so specify a security if and only if:
(a) an investment in the security matures in not less than 4 years from its date of issue; and
(b) repayment of principal is guaranteed by the issuing authority; and
(c) an investment in the security cannot be transferred or redeemed before maturity except by operation of law or under other conditions acceptable to the Minister; and
(d) investment in the security is open to the general public at commercially competitive rates of return; and
(e) the Minister is satisfied that the Commonwealth will not be exposed to any liability as a result of an investment in the security by a person.