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

Permitted disclosure or use: journalist information warrants

                   Paragraphs 182A(1)(a) and (2)(a) do not apply to a disclosure or use of information or a document if:

                     (a)  the disclosure or use is for the purposes of the warrant, revocation or notification concerned; or

                     (b)  the disclosure or use is reasonably necessary:

                              (i)  to enable the making of submissions under section 180X; or

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

                            (iii)  to enable the Organisation to perform its functions; or

                            (iv)  to enforce the criminal law; or

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

                             (v)  to enforce a law imposing a pecuniary penalty; or

                            (vi)  to protect the public revenue; or

                     (c)  in the case of a disclosure--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; or

                     (d)  in the case of a use--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 this section (see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code ).

   



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