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ROYAL COMMISSIONS ACT 1902 - SECT 6OP

Protection of certain information given to the Disability Royal Commission

             (1)  This section applies to information if:

                     (a)  the information was given by, or on behalf of, a natural person to the Disability Royal Commission other than for the purposes of a private session; and

                     (b)  the information contains any of the following:

                              (i)  an account of the natural person's, or another person's, experiences of violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation;

                             (ii)  an account of the natural person's, or another person's, experiences of systemic violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation; and

                     (c)  the information directly or indirectly identifies the natural person who gave the information, or on whose behalf the information was given; and

                     (d)  the information was treated as confidential by the Commission at all times after being given to the Commission.

             (2)  Section 6OE applies:

                     (a)  in all cases--in relation to the natural person who gave the information to the Commission, as if the information were a statement or disclosure made by that person at a private session for the Commission; and

                     (b)  if the information was given to the Commission on behalf of another natural person--in relation to the other natural person as if the information were a statement or disclosure made on behalf of that other person at a private session for the Commission.

             (3)  Sections 6OH, 6OK and 6OL apply in relation to the information as if it were information given by the natural person at a private session for the Commission.

          (3A)  Section 6OJ applies in relation to the information as if it were information obtained at a private session for the Commission.

             (4)  Section 6OM applies in relation to the information as if it were a record that contains information obtained at a private session for the Commission.

             (5)  A reference in subparagraph (1)(b)(ii) to experiences of systemic violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation is a reference to experiences, or an awareness, of a policy, procedure, practice, act or omission that contributed, or may have contributed, to a natural person experiencing violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation.

   



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