(1) In this section:
"court" includes any tribunal, authority or person with power to require the production of documents or the answering of questions.
"informed person" means anyone who is, or has been—
(a) a tribunal member; or
(b) a member of the staff of the tribunal; or
(c) acting under the direction or authority of the tribunal; or
(d) providing advice or expertise to the tribunal.
"produce" includes allow access to.
"protected information" means information about a person that is disclosed to, or obtained by, an informed person because of the exercise of a function under this Act.
(2) An informed person commits an offence if the person—
(a) makes a record of protected information; or
(b) directly or indirectly, divulges or communicates protected information about someone else.
Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units, imprisonment for 6 months or both.
(3) Subsection (2) does not apply if the record is made, or the information is divulged or communicated—
(a) under this or any other Act; or
(b) in relation to the exercise of a function, as an informed person, under this or any other Act; or
(c) with the consent of the person from whom the information was obtained; or
(d) to a person administering or enforcing a corresponding law of a local jurisdiction; or
(e) to a law enforcement authority.
An informed person need not divulge or communicate protected
information to a court, or produce a document containing protected information
to a court, unless it is necessary to do so for this or another Act.