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INDEPENDENT COMMISSION AGAINST CORRUPTION ACT 1988 - SECT 6
Exercise of Commission's functions
6 Exercise of Commission's functions
(1) Except as otherwise provided by this section, the functions of the
Commission are exercisable by a Commissioner, and any act, matter or thing
done in the name of, or on behalf of, the Commission by a Commissioner is
taken to have been done by the Commission.
(2) A decision of the Commission
to conduct a public inquiry under section 31 must be authorised by the
Chief Commissioner and at least one other Commissioner.
(3) Any such
authorisation may be given in respect of a particular public inquiry or in
respect of any public inquiry for a particular investigation or matter.
An Assistant Commissioner may, at the request of a Commissioner, act for the
Commissioner for the purpose of giving any such authorisation if the
Commissioner considers that there may be a conflict of interest in the matter.
(5) A decision of the Commission referred to in subsection (2) is presumed to
have been duly authorised under that subsection unless the contrary is
(6) Except as provided by subsection (2), the decision of the
Chief Commissioner prevails in the event of any inconsistency in the decisions
of the Commissioners.
(7) A reference in this Act to a compulsory examination
or public inquiry before the Commission or anything done or omitted by, to or
in relation to the Commission includes a reference to a compulsory examination
or public inquiry before, or a thing done or omitted by, to or in relation to,
a Commissioner or another officer of the Commission having authority in the
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