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TELECOMMUNICATIONS (INTERCEPTION AND ACCESS) ACT 1979 - SECT 182A

Disclosure/use offences: journalist information warrants

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person discloses or uses information; and

                     (b)  the information is about any of the following:

                              (i)  whether a journalist information warrant (other than such a warrant that relates only to section 178A) has been, or is being, requested or applied for;

                             (ii)  the making of such a warrant;

                            (iii)  the existence or non-existence of such a warrant;

                            (iv)  the revocation of such a warrant.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 2 years.

             (2)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person discloses or uses a document; and

                     (b)  the document consists (wholly or partly) of any of the following:

                              (i)  a journalist information warrant (other than such a warrant that relates only to section 178A);

                             (ii)  the revocation of such a warrant.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 2 years.



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