Contents (2012 - 74)
Boarding Houses Act 2012 No 74
Subdivision 1 Enforcement officers
66 Appointment of enforcement officers
(cf YCS Act, s 25 (1))
(1) The Secretary may appoint persons as enforcement officers for the purposes of this Part.(2) A person is eligible for appointment as an enforcement officer only if the person is a member of staff of the Department of Family and Community Services.
67 Identification card
(1) The Secretary is to issue each enforcement officer with an identification card as an enforcement officer.(2) An identification card is to be in the approved form.(3) A person who has been issued with an identification card must return it to the Secretary on demand.Maximum penalty: 10 penalty units.(4) An enforcement officer must produce his or her identification card for inspection on request when exercising the functions of an enforcement officer.
68 Obstruction of enforcement officer
(cf YCS Act, s 25 (6))
(1) A person must not, without reasonable excuse:(a) hinder or obstruct an enforcement officer in the exercise of a function under this Part, or(b) fail to comply with any requirement made by an enforcement officer under this Part.Maximum penalty:(a) in the case of a corporation—100 penalty units, and(b) in any other case—50 penalty units.(2) A person is not guilty of an offence against this section unless it is established that, if requested to do so at the material time, the enforcement officer produced for inspection the enforcement officer’s identification card issued under this Subdivision.(3) A person is not guilty of an offence of failing to comply with a requirement made by an enforcement officer under this Part unless the person was warned on that occasion that a failure to comply with the requirement may constitute an offence.