(1) Where the
Committee is satisfied that a representative body of persons of Aboriginal
descent has an interest in a place or object to which this Act applies that is
of traditional and current importance to it the Minister may, by notice in the
Gazette , authorise a person or persons nominated by that body and named in
the notice to exercise such of the powers of the Minister and to perform such
of the Minister’s duties in relation to that place or object as are set
out in that notice, and any such authorisation may in the like manner be
varied or revoked.
(2) For the purposes
of Part VII, and in any proceedings, a reference to the Minister shall be
deemed to include a reference to a person or persons lawfully acting under the
authority of the Minister pursuant to subsection (1).
[Section 9 amended: No. 24 of 1995 s. 10.]