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TELECOMMUNICATIONS (INTERCEPTION AND ACCESS) ACT 1979 - SECT 182

Secondary disclosure/use offence: disclosures under Division 4

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  information or a document is disclosed to the person as permitted by Division 4 or 4A; and

                     (b)  the person discloses or uses the information or document.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 2 years.

Exempt disclosures

             (2)  Paragraph (1)(b) does not apply to a disclosure of non-missing person information if:

                     (a)  the disclosure is reasonably necessary:

                              (i)  for a person to comply with his or her obligations under section 185D or 185E; or

                             (ii)  for the performance by the Organisation of its functions; or

                            (iii)  for the enforcement of the criminal law; or

                          (iiia)  for the purposes of Division 105A of the Criminal Code (continuing detention orders); or

                            (iv)  for the enforcement of a law imposing a pecuniary penalty; or

                             (v)  for the protection of the public revenue; or

                     (b)  the disclosure is:

                              (i)  to an IGIS official for the purpose of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security exercising powers, or performing functions or duties, under the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 ; or

                             (ii)  by an IGIS official in connection with the IGIS official exercising powers, or performing functions or duties, under that Act.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

          (2A)  Paragraph (1)(b) does not apply to a disclosure of missing person information in relation to a missing person if:

                     (a)  the disclosure is reasonably necessary for the purposes of finding the missing person; or

                     (b)  the information is disclosed to the person who notified the Australian Federal Police, or a Police Force of a State, of the missing person and:

                              (i)  the missing person consented to the disclosure; or

                             (ii)  the missing person is unable to consent, and the disclosure is reasonably necessary to prevent a threat to the missing person's health, life or safety; or

                            (iii)  the missing person is dead.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (2A) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

Exempt uses

             (3)  Paragraph (1)(b) does not apply to a use of non-missing person information if:

                     (a)  the use is reasonably necessary:

                              (i)  for a person to comply with his or her obligations under section 185D or 185E; or

                             (ii)  for the enforcement of the criminal law; or

                           (iia)  for the purposes of Division 105A of the Criminal Code (continuing detention orders); or

                            (iii)  for the enforcement of a law imposing a pecuniary penalty; or

                            (iv)  for the protection of the public revenue; or

                     (b)  the use is by an IGIS official in connection with the IGIS official exercising powers, or performing functions or duties, under the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 .

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (3) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

             (4)  Paragraph (1)(b) does not apply to a use of missing person information in relation to a missing person if the use is reasonably necessary for the purposes of finding the missing person.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (4) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

          (4A)  Paragraph (1)(b) does not apply to a disclosure or use of information or a document if the disclosure or use is permitted by section 180C or 180D.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matter in subsection (4A) (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

             (5)  In this Act:

"missing person information" , in relation to a missing person, means information or a document that is disclosed under section 178A (locating missing persons) in relation to the person who the Australian Federal Police, or a Police Force of a State, has been notified is missing.

"non-missing person information" means information or a document that is disclosed as permitted by Division 4 or 4A, but not under section 178A (locating missing persons).



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