Workplace Relations Act 2015



26. (1) The Director General may, with the consent of the Minister appoint such and so many of the officers of the Minister as he or she considers appropriate to be an inspector or inspectors for the purposes of this Act.

(2) A person who, immediately before the commencement of this section, was an authorised officer or an inspector under an employment enactment shall be deemed to be an inspector appointed under this Act and, accordingly, subsection (4) shall apply in respect of that person.

(3) A person appointed to be an inspector under this section shall on his or her appointment be furnished with a warrant of his or her appointment, and when exercising a power conferred by this Act shall, if requested by any person affected thereby, produce such warrant to that person for inspection.

(4) An appointment under this section shall cease—

(a) in the case of a person appointed under subsection (1), if—

(i) the Director General revokes the appointment, or

(ii) the person appointed ceases to be a member of the staff of the Commission,


(b) if the appointment is for a fixed period, on the expiry of that period.