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COMMONWEALTH REGISTERS ACT 2020 (NO. 65, 2020) - SECT 18

Authorisation of recording or disclosure

             (1)  A person is not liable to any proceedings for contravening a secrecy provision in respect of a recording or disclosure authorised by subsection 17(3), unless the secrecy provision is a designated secrecy provision.

             (2)  A secrecy provision is a provision that:

                     (a)  is a provision of a law of the Commonwealth (other than this Act); and

                     (b)  prohibits or regulates the use or disclosure of information.

             (3)  A designated secrecy provision is any of the following:

                     (a)  sections 18 to 18B and 92 of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979 ;

                     (b)  section 34 of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986 ;

                     (c)  sections 39 to 41 of the Intelligence Services Act 2001 ;

                     (d)  section 8WB of the Taxation Administration Act 1953 ;

                     (e)  a provision of a law of the Commonwealth prescribed by the rules for the purposes of this paragraph;

                      (f)  a provision of a law of the Commonwealth of a kind prescribed by the rules for the purposes of this paragraph.



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