delegation

(in relation to the PGPA Act) A statutory procedure permitting an official to entrust their statutory authority to another official (the delegate). Delegates personally hold and possess the powers and responsibilities that they have been given and are personally accountable for their decisions and actions in the exercise or performance of the powers and responsibilities that they have been given. A delegation is distinct from an authorisation.

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Last updated: 13 January 2016