Division 2 Inspectors
238 Functions and powers of inspectors
(1) An inspector has the function of conducting investigations to
enforce compliance with this Law.
(2) Schedule 6 sets out provisions relating to the powers of an
239 Appointment of inspectors
(1) A National Board may appoint the following persons as
(a) members of the National Agency’s staff;
(b) contractors engaged by the National
(2) An inspector holds office on the conditions stated in the
instrument of appointment.
(3) If an inspector’s appointment provides for a term of
appointment, the inspector ceases holding office at the end of the
(4) An inspector may resign by signed notice of resignation given to
the National Board that appointed the inspector.
240 Identity card
(1) A National Board must give an identity card to each inspector it
(2) The identity card must—
(a) contain a recent photograph of the inspector;
(b) be signed by the inspector; and
(c) identify the person as an inspector appointed by the National
(d) include an expiry date.
(3) This section does not prevent the issue of a single identity card
to a person—
(a) if the person is appointed as an inspector for this Law by more
than one National Board; or
(b) if the person is appointed as an inspector and investigator for
this Law by a National Board; or
(c) for this Law and other Acts.
(4) A person who ceases to be an inspector must give the
person’s identity card to the National Board that appointed the person
within 7 days after the person ceases to be an inspector, unless the person
has a reasonable excuse.
241 Display of identity card
(1) An inspector may exercise a power in relation to someone else (the
person) only if the inspector—
(a) first produces the inspector’s identity card for the other
person’s inspection; or
(b) has the identity card displayed so it is clearly visible to the
(2) However, if for any reason it is not practicable to comply with
subsection (1) before exercising the power, the inspector must produce the
identity card for the other person’s inspection at the first reasonable