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MILITARY REHABILITATION AND COMPENSATION ACT 2004 - SECT 409

Giving information

             (1)  Nothing in a law of a State or of a Territory may operate to prevent a person from giving information, producing documents or giving evidence for the purposes of this Act.

             (2)  The Commission (or a staff member assisting the Commission) may provide any information obtained in the performance of his or her duties under this Act to a person or agency specified in this table for the purpose specified in the table:

 

Giving information

Item

Person or agency

Purpose

1

An employee of the Defence Department

A purpose relating to litigation involving a service injury, disease or death in relation to which a claim has been made under section 319

2

The Chief of the Defence Force

A purpose relating to reconsideration or review under Chapter 8 of a determination made under Chapter 2 about acceptance of liability for a service injury, disease or death

2A

The Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation

A purpose relating to the performance of a function, or the exercise of a power, by that Corporation under:

(a) an Act administered by CSC; or

(b) an instrument under an Act administered by CSC

2B

The Secretary of the Health Department

A purpose of the Health Department

2C

The Chief Executive Medicare (within the meaning of the Human Services (Medicare) Act 1973 )

A purpose relating to the exercise of the Chief Executive Medicare's powers or the performance of the Chief Executive Medicare's functions

3

A person or agency specified in the regulations

A purpose specified in the regulations in relation to that person or agency

             (3)  The person or agency must not:

                     (a)  use the information for a purpose other than the specified purpose; or

                     (b)  further disclose the information for a purpose other than the specified purpose.

             (4)  To avoid doubt, if information is disclosed or used in accordance with this section, the disclosure or use is taken, for the purposes of the Australian Privacy Principles, to be authorised by this Act.

             (5)  In this section:

"Act administered by CSC" has the meaning given by the Governance of Australian Government Superannuation Schemes Act 2011 .



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