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Access to and use of information stored in database

    (1)     A person may have access to or use information stored in a database maintained under this Act only for the following purposes:

        (a)     investigating an offence;

        (b)     proceedings for an offence;

        (c)     giving the information to the person to whom the information relates;

        (d)     administering the database;

        (e)     investigating a reportable death or disaster within the meaning of the Coroners Act 1993 ;

        (f)     locating a missing person;

        (g)     identifying a deceased person or the remains of a deceased person;

        (h)     an arrangement entered into under section 147A.

    (2)     However, if a non-intimate procedure is carried out in accordance with a person's consent under section 145B for investigating an offence, the information obtained from the procedure:

        (a)     must not be used for investigating another offence other than a relevant offence; and

        (b)     is inadmissible as evidence in any proceeding other than a proceeding for the offence or a relevant offence.

    (3)     In this section:

"relevant offence" means an offence that is punishable by a term of imprisonment of 14 years or more.

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