(1) The Game Council may appoint as an inspector for the purposes of this Act and the regulations any of the following persons:(a) a member of staff of the Game Council,(b) a statutory officer, public servant or person employed by a public or local authority,(c) a person belonging to a class of persons prescribed by the regulations.(2) The number of inspectors appointed by the Game Council is not to exceed the number determined by the Minister.(3) The Game Council may, in and by the instrument of the inspector’s appointment, limit the functions that an inspector may exercise under this Act (including limiting the purposes for or area in which the functions may be exercised).
(1) A police officer may exercise the functions of an inspector under this Act, and for that purpose is taken to be an inspector.(2) A police officer is not subject to the control or direction of the Game Council in the exercise of any such function.
(1) Every inspector (other than a police officer) is to be issued with an identification card as an inspector by the Game Council.(2) The identification card must:(a) state that it is issued under this Act, and(b) give the name of the person to whom it is issued, and(c) state any limitation on the inspector’s functions, and(d) state the date (if any) on which it expires, and(e) bear the signature of the chief executive officer of the Game Council.
(1) A power conferred on an inspector by this Part to enter premises, or to search or take other action on premises, may not be exercised unless the inspector proposing to exercise the power is in possession of the identification card issued to the inspector and produces the identification card if required to do so by the occupier of the premises.(2) This section does not apply to a police officer or to a power conferred by a search warrant.
A person must not impersonate, or falsely represent that the person is, an inspector.
Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units.