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Protection from liability for giving information

88L Protection from liability for giving information

(1) This section applies to a person who, acting honestly and reasonably, gives information under this part.
(2) The person is not liable, civilly, criminally or under an administrative process, for giving the information.
(3) Without limiting subsection (2)
(a) in a proceeding for defamation, the person has a defence of absolute privilege for publishing the information; and
(b) the person—
(i) does not, by giving the information, contravene an Act, oath, rule of law or practice requiring the person to maintain the confidentiality of the information; and
(ii) is not liable for disciplinary action for giving the information.
(4) Also, merely because the person gives the information, the person can not be held to have—
(a) breached any code of professional etiquette or ethics; or
(b) departed from accepted standards of professional conduct.

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