This regulation may be cited as the Local Government (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020.
This regulation is made under the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020, section 8.
3Modification of Local Government Act 2009, s 150CJ (Power to require attendance)
The Local Government Act 2009, section 150CJ applies as if the following changes were made—
(a)section 150CJ(1) were omitted and the following provision were inserted—
(1)The investigator may, by notice given to a person, require the person to answer questions related to the investigation of the conduct of a councillor or an offence against a conduct provision by—
(a)attending before the investigator to answer the questions—
(i)in person, at a stated reasonable time and place; or
(ii)by audio link or audio visual link, at a stated reasonable time; or
(b)providing answers to the questions, by email or other electronic means, at or before a stated reasonable time.
(b)section 150CJ included the following provision—
(5)In this section—
audio link see the Evidence Act 1977, section 39C.
audio visual link see the Evidence Act 1977, schedule 3.
This regulation expires on 31 December 2020.