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Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 No 62
Current version for 4 May 2016 to date (accessed 20 August 2017 at 02:43)
Part 2 Division 1
Division 1 The Registrar
5   Registrar
The Registrar is, in the exercise of functions under this Act, subject to the control and direction of the Minister.
6   Registrar’s general functions
The Registrar’s general functions are:
(a)  to establish and maintain the registers1 necessary for the purposes of this Act and the Relationships Register Act 2010, and
(a1)  to maintain the integrity of the Register and to seek to prevent identity fraud associated with the Register and the information extracted from the Register, and
(b)  to administer the registration system established by this Act and ensure that the system operates efficiently, effectively and economically, and
(c)  to ensure that this Act is administered in the way best calculated to achieve its objects.
 1The registers are collectively referred to as the “Register”. See section 43.
7   Registrar’s staff
Such staff as may be necessary for the proper administration of this Act are to be employed under Part 2 of the Public Sector Management Act 1988.
8   Delegation
(1)  The Registrar may delegate to an authorised person any of the Registrar’s functions under this Act and the Relationships Register Act 2010, other than this power of delegation.
(2)  A delegate may sub-delegate to an authorised person any function delegated by the Registrar if the delegate is authorised in writing to do so by the Registrar.
(3)  In this section:
authorised person means an officer or temporary employee of the Public Service or a person otherwise employed in the public sector.