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MIGRATION ACT 1958 - SECT 488B

Authorisation to disclose information to an officer

             (1)  An airline operator, a shipping operator, a travel agent or a prescribed organisation may, for any purpose that is likely to facilitate the administration or enforcement of this Act or the regulations, disclose to an officer information about any matter relating to travel:

                     (a)  that has been, is being, or is proposed to be, undertaken by any person on the way (directly or indirectly) to the migration zone; or

                     (b)  that has been, is being, or is proposed to be, undertaken and that involves the departure from the migration zone of any person;

even if the information is personal information.

             (2)  To avoid doubt, this section does not:

                     (a)  require anyone to disclose information; or

                     (b)  affect a requirement of, or under, a provision of this Act or the regulations for a person to disclose information (whether by answering a question, by providing a document or by other means).

             (3)  In this section:

"officer" includes a person who is a clearance officer within the meaning of section 165.

"organisation" has the same meaning as in the Privacy Act 1988 .

"travel agent" includes an organisation that is involved in arranging or facilitating travel.



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