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LEGAL AID QUEENSLAND ACT 1997 - SECT 83

Legal Aid employee’s duty to give information

83 Legal Aid employee’s duty to give information

(1) If Legal Aid or the board considers it necessary to enable it to exercise its functions under this Act, Legal Aid or the board may ask a Legal Aid employee to give Legal Aid or the board any relevant information.
(2) The employee must comply with the request despite any privilege arising between the employee and a legally assisted person.
Penalty—
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
(3) In this section—

"relevant information" means information in the employee’s possession or to which the employee has access that is relevant to—
(a) providing legal assistance to a person under this Act; or
(b) the matter for which a person is or was legally assisted.



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