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CRIMES ACT 1914 - SECT 3ZQR

Documents must be produced

             (1)  A person is not excused from producing a document under section 3ZQN or 3ZQO on the ground that to do so:

                     (a)  would contravene any other law; or

                     (b)  might tend to incriminate the person or otherwise expose the person to a penalty or other liability; or

                     (c)  would disclose material that is protected against disclosure by legal professional privilege or any other duty of confidence; or

                     (d)  would be otherwise contrary to the public interest.

             (2)  However, neither:

                     (a)  the production of the document; nor

                     (b)  any information, document or thing obtained as a direct or indirect consequence of producing the document;

is admissible in evidence against the person in proceedings other than proceedings for an offence against section 137.1, 137.2 or 149.1 of the Criminal Code that relates to this Act.

             (3)  A person is not liable to any penalty by reason of his or her producing a document when required to do so under section 3ZQN or 3ZQO.

             (4)  The fact that a person is not excused under subsection (1) from producing a document does not otherwise affect a claim of legal professional privilege that anyone may make in relation to that document.



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