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Our powers enable us to obtain information from individuals and organisations. They include:

  • directions to attend and give evidence
  • entry, search and seizure
  • use of surveillance devices

We do not use investigative powers such as telecommunications interception or assumed identities.

Sometimes we serve notices requiring the production of documents or written information.

Witnesses may be required to participate in an interview. Recipients of a witness notice are given information that sets out their rights and obligations.

If you are involved in an investigation, you may choose to be represented by a lawyer. We provide information for lawyers to assist their understanding of our role and legislation.

This page was last updated on 19 Aug 2022.