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CRIMES ACT 1914 - SECT 85ZU

Effect of quashed convictions

                   Subject to Division 6, but despite any other Commonwealth law or any State law or Territory law, where, under section 85ZT, it is lawful for a person not to disclose, in particular circumstances, or for a particular purpose, the fact that he or she was charged with, or convicted of, an offence:

                     (a)  it is lawful for the person to claim, in those circumstances, or for that purpose, on oath or otherwise, that he or she was not charged with, or convicted of, the offence; and

                     (b)  anyone else who knows, or could reasonably be expected to know, that section 85ZT applies to the person in relation to the offence shall not:

                              (i)  without the person's consent, disclose the fact that the person was charged with, or convicted of, the offence to any other person, or to a Commonwealth authority or State authority, where it is lawful for the first-mentioned person not to disclose it to that other person or that authority; or

                             (ii)  in those circumstances, or for that purpose, take account of the fact that the person was charged with, or convicted of, the offence.



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