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Appointment of inspectors

  (1)   The Secretary may, in writing, appoint an officer or employee of an a uthority (however described) of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory as an inspector for the purposes of Part   3 or 4 .

  (2)   The Secretary must not appoint an officer or employee of an authority of a State or Territory as an inspector without the agreement of the State or Territory.

  (3 )   The Secretary must not appoint a person as an inspector unless the Secretary is satisfied that the person has the knowledge or experience necessary to properly exercise the powers of an inspector.

  (4 )   An inspector must, in exercising powers as such, comply with any directions of the Secretary.

  (5 )   If a direction is given in writing under subsection   ( 4 ) , the direction is not a legislative instrument.

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