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The Organisation

             (1)  An eligible person (within the meaning of subsection 175(2) or 176(2), as the case requires) must not make an authorisation under Division 3 that would authorise the disclosure of information or documents relating to a particular person if:

                     (a)  the eligible person knows or reasonably believes that particular person to be:

                              (i)  a person who is working in a professional capacity as a journalist; or

                             (ii)  an employer of such a person; and

                     (b)  a purpose of making the authorisation would be to identify another person whom the eligible person knows or reasonably believes to be a source;

unless a journalist information warrant is in force in relation to that particular person.

             (2)  Nothing in this section affects by implication the kind of person in relation to whom a warrant (other than a journalist information warrant) may be issued under this Act.

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