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PRIVACY ACT 1988 - SECT 26WT

Exception--inconsistency with secrecy provisions

Secrecy provisions

             (1)  For the purposes of this section, secrecy provision means a provision that:

                     (a)  is a provision of a law of the Commonwealth (other than this Act); and

                     (b)  prohibits or regulates the use or disclosure of information.

             (2)  If compliance by an entity with paragraph 26WR(1)(b) or subsection 26WR(2) in relation to a statement would, to any extent, be inconsistent with a secrecy provision (other than a prescribed secrecy provision), paragraph 26WR(1)(b) or subsection 26WR(2), as the case may be, does not apply to the entity, in relation to the statement, to the extent of the inconsistency.

Prescribed secrecy provisions

             (3)  For the purposes of this section, prescribed secrecy provision means a secrecy provision that is specified in the regulations.

             (4)  For the purposes of a prescribed secrecy provision:

                     (a)  paragraph 26WR(1)(b); and

                     (b)  subsection 26WR(2);

are taken not to be provisions that require or authorise the use or disclosure of information.

             (5)  If compliance by an entity with paragraph 26WR(1)(b) or subsection 26WR(2) in relation to a statement would, to any extent, be inconsistent with a prescribed secrecy provision, paragraph 26WR(1)(b) or subsection 26WR(2), as the case may be, does not apply to the entity in relation to the statement.



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