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Functions of Director

The functions of the Director under this Act are—

S. 26(a) amended by No. 1/2010 s. 42(2)(Sch. item 41(a)) (as amended by No. 63/2010 s. 27), substituted by No. 73/2011 s. 5(1).

        (a)     to monitor compliance with and investigate and prosecute alleged contraventions of—

S. 26(a)(i) amended by No. 7/2022 s. 13.

              (i)     sections 11A, 17 and 21; and

              (ii)     Part 3 (other than sections 22(1)(a), 22(1A)(a) and 22(3) to the extent that that subsection relates to an offence against section 22(1)(a) or 22(1A)(a)); and

              (iii)     Part 6 and any provisions applied by Part 6; and

              (iv)     the regulations;

S. 26(ab) inserted by No. 73/2011 s. 5(1).

        (ab)     to refer to the Chief Commissioner of Police for investigation any allegation, complaint or information that, in the opinion of the Director, may involve—

              (i)     a contravention of a provision of this Act for which the Director has no prosecutorial functions; or

              (ii)     the operation of a brothel at premises for which there is not in force the requisite planning permit under the Planning and Environment Act 1987 ; or

              (iii)     an organised crime offence within the meaning of the Major Crime (Investigative Powers) Act 2004 relating to the sex work industry, whether or not the Director has prosecutorial functions in relation to that allegation, complaint or information;

S. 26(ac) inserted by No. 73/2011 s. 5(1).

        (ac)     if a referral is made under paragraph (ab), to provide to the Chief Commissioner of Police all information in the possession of the Director that, in the opinion of the Director, is relevant to the referred matter;

S. 26(b) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 155.13(a)).

        (b)     to liaise with the Authority and Victoria Police so as—

              (i)     to assist the Authority in carrying out its functions under this Act; and

S. 26(b)(ii) amended by Nos 1/2010 s. 42(2)(Sch. item 41(b)) (as amended by No. 63/2010 s. 27), 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 155.13(a)).

              (ii)     to assist Victoria Police in carrying out its functions in relation to sex work;

S. 26(ba) inserted by No. 73/2011 s. 5(2), amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 155.13(b)).

        (ba)     to coordinate the exercise of the functions of the Director under paragraph (a) and the functions of Victoria Police in relation to sex work;

S. 26(c) amended by Nos 73/2011 s. 13, 23/2016 s. 43.

        (c)     to refer relevant matters for investigation by the WorkCover Authority, the Australian Taxation Office or the Department of Immigration and Border Protection of the Commonwealth or any other body;

S. 26(d) inserted by No. 101/1998 s. 11(1).

        (d)     any other functions conferred on him or her by or under this Act.

S. 27 substituted by No. 52/1998 s. 196, amended by No. 35/2000 s. 49(e).

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