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Permitted use of local protected information

    (1)     Local protected information may be used, communicated or published if it is necessary to do so for any of the following purposes:

    (a)     the investigation of an offence;

    (b)     the making of a decision whether or not to bring a relevant proceeding for an offence;

    (c)     a relevant proceeding for an offence;

    (d)     an investigation of a complaint against, or the conduct of, a public officer under this Act or a corresponding law;

    (e)     the making of a decision in relation to the appointment,
re-appointment, term of appointment, termination or retirement of a person mentioned in paragraph (d);

    (f)     the keeping of records and the making of reports by a law enforcement agency under Division 2;

    (g)     an inspection by the Commonwealth Ombudsman under a provision of a corresponding law that corresponds to section 63 or  65;

    (h)     an investigation of a complaint under the Information Act or a law of a participating jurisdiction or the Commonwealth about the privacy of personal information.

    (2)     Subsection (1)(a), (b) and (c) do not authorise the use, communication or publication of protected information in relation to an emergency authorisation unless the use of powers under the authorisation has been approved under section 39.

    (3)     A reference in subsection (1) to an offence (whether of this jurisdiction or another jurisdiction) is a reference to an offence, whether or not the offence for which the relevant warrant or emergency authorisation was issued or given.

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