State Emergency and Rescue Management Act 1989 No 165
Current version for 27 November 2013 to date (accessed 2 February 2015 at 09:39)

10   Minister

(1)  The Minister is responsible for:
(a)  ensuring that adequate measures are taken by government agencies to prevent, prepare for, respond to and assist recovery from emergencies, and
(b)  co-ordinating the activities of government agencies in taking those measures, and
(c)  approving the State Emergency Management Plan or any alterations to the State Emergency Management Plan.
(2)  In discharging any one or more of those responsibilities, the Minister may, on any occasion that the Minister thinks appropriate, call meetings of, consult with, and have regard to the advice of, the State Disasters Council.
(3)  The following are, in the exercise of their functions under this Act, subject to the control and direction of the Minister:
(a)  the State Emergency Management Committee,
(b)  the State Emergency Operations Controller,
(c)  the State Emergency Recovery Controller.
(4)  The Minister may delegate to the State Emergency Operations Controller, State Emergency Recovery Controller or other person the Minister’s functions under this Act, other than:
(a)  the Minister’s functions under this section, and
(b)  this power of delegation.
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