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Delegation of Minister's powers

  (1)   The Minister may, in writing , delegate any of his or her powers or functions under this Act to:

  (a)   the Secretary; or

  (b)   an SES employee, or acting SES employee, in the Department; or

  (c)   any other person that the Minister considers has appropriate qualifications or expertise.

  (2)   Subsection   ( 1) does not apply in relation to the Minister's power under section   61 (power to make Underwater Cultu ral Heritage R ules).

  (3)   The Minister must not delegate a power or function, under subsection   ( 1), to an officer or employee of an authority of a State or of the Northern Territory without the agreement of the State or Northern Territory.

  ( 4 )   In exercising powers or performing functions under a delegation under subsection   ( 1), the delegate must comply with any directions of the Minister.

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