(1) The Office of National Assessments established by section 4 of the (2) For the purposes of the finance law (within the meaning of the (a) ONI is a listed entity; and (b) the Director‑General is the accountable authority of ONI; and (c) the following persons are officials of ONI: (i) the Director‑General; (ii) the staff of ONI referred to in section 33; (iii) consultants engaged under section 34; (iv) persons whose services are made available to the Director‑General under section 36; and (d) the purposes of ONI include the functions of ONI referred to in section 7. (a) a Department of State of a State or Territory or a Department of the Public Service of a State or Territory; and (b) a body, whether incorporated or not, established, or continued in existence, for a public purpose by or under a law of a State or Territory; and (c) a body corporate in which a State, Territory or a body referred to in paragraph (b) has a controlling interest.
(6) The Inspector‑General of Intelligence and Security must brief the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security on the content and effect of the privacy rules if: (a) the Committee requests the Inspector‑General to do so; or (b) the privacy rules change.
(7) In a prosecution for an offence against subsection (2), the trier of fact may find the defendant not guilty of that offence but guilty of an offence against subsection (1) if: (i) is not satisfied that the defendant is guilty of the offence against subsection (2); but (ii) is satisfied beyond reasonable doubt that the defendant is guilty of the offence against subsection (1); and (b) the defendant has been accorded procedural fairness in relation to that finding of guilt. (b) unless specified otherwise, has immediate effect. means the Minister responsible for administering the means the Department administered by the Home Affairs Minister.
(2) However, the Director‑General is not subject to direction in respect of the content of, or any conclusions to be reached in, any advice given, or report or assessment prepared, by ONI under this Act.
(a) the Director‑General and the APS employees assisting the Director‑General together constitute a Statutory Agency; and (b) the Director‑General is the Head of that Statutory Agency. (a) AUSTRAC (within the meaning of the (b) the Australian Federal Police; or (c) the Department of Home Affairs; or (d) the Defence Department (other than AGO or DIO); (e) collects, correlates, analyses, produces or disseminates intelligence that relates, or may relate, to national intelligence priorities, requirements or capabilities; or (i) maintains a capability that materially assists in doing any of the things mentioned in paragraph (e); or (ii) is developing a capability that is designed to materially assist in doing any of the things mentioned in paragraph (e).Note: The Defence Department does not include the Australian Defence Force. (2) The Governor‑General may terminate the appointment of the Director‑General if: (i) becomes bankrupt; or (ii) applies to take the benefit of any law for the relief of bankrupt or insolvent debtors; or (iii) compounds with the Director‑General’s creditors; or (iv) makes an assignment of the Director‑General’s remuneration for the benefit of the Director‑General’s creditors; or (b) the Director‑General is absent, except on leave of absence, for 14 consecutive days or for 28 days in any 12 months; or (c) the Director‑General engages, except with the Prime Minister’s approval, in paid work outside the duties of the Director‑General’s office (see section 29); or (d) the Director‑General fails, without reasonable excuse, to comply with section 29 of the The Director‑General holds office on the terms and conditions (if any) in relation to matters not covered by this Act that are determined by the Governor‑General.
(7) To avoid doubt, the privacy rules may not do the following: (a) create an offence or civil penalty; (i) arrest or detention; or (ii) entry, search or seizure; (d) set an amount to be appropriated from the Consolidated Revenue Fund under an appropriation in this Act; (e) directly amend the text of this Act.