(1) The Minister may, in writing, delegate all or any of the Minister's powers or functions under this Act to:
(a) the Secretary to the Department; or
(b) a person who holds or performs the duties of an SES officer in the Department.
(2) However, the Minister may not delegate any of the Minister's powers or functions under:
(a) Part 2 (which deals with negotiating and entering core foreign arrangements); or
(b) Part 4 in relation to a core foreign arrangement; or
(c) section 54 (which deals with making the rules).
(3) In exercising a power or performing a function under a delegation under subsection (1), the delegate must comply with any directions of the Minister.