(1) The Minister must arrange for an independent review to be conducted of the operation of this Part.
(2) The independent review must commence no later than 18 months after the day on which this Part commences.
(2A) For the purposes of this section, an "independent review" means a review by persons who—
(a) in the opinion of the Minister, possess appropriate qualifications or expertise to undertake the review; and
(b) collectively, have qualifications or expertise in public health and law; and
(c) include one or more persons who are not employed by the State of Victoria or a State agency and have not, since the commencement of this Part, provided services to the State of Victoria or a State agency under or in connection with a contract.
(2B) In this section—
"State agency" means the following—
(a) the Crown in right of Victoria;
(b) a Minister of the Crown in right of Victoria;
(c) a public service body within the meaning of the Public Administration Act 2004 ;
(d) an instrumentality of the State of Victoria, including a body corporate established for a public purpose by or under a law of the State of Victoria;
(e) a company in which a controlling interest is held by any one of the following persons, or by 2 or more of the following persons together—
(i) the Crown in right of Victoria;
(ii) a person or body covered by paragraph (b) or (d).
(3) The Minister must cause a copy of a
report of the independent review to be laid before each House of
Parliament as soon as reasonably practicable after the review is completed.
Pt 8B (Heading and ss 165CY– 165DE) inserted by No. 53/2021 s. 21.
Part 8B—Concessional infringement scheme
S. 165CY inserted by No. 53/2021 s. 21.