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Intensive correction assessments—powers of assessors

    (1)     In preparing the intensive correction assessment for the offender, the assessor may—

        (a)     conduct any investigation the assessor considers appropriate; and

        (b)     ask any of the following to provide information:

              (i)     an administrative unit;

              (ii)     a territory authority;

              (iii)     a statutory office-holder;

              (iv)     for an assessment for an offender to be sentenced for a family violence offence—an approved crisis support organisation under the Domestic Violence Agencies Act 1986


              (v)     a victim of the offence;

              (vi)     any other entity.

    (2)     If an entity mentioned in subsection (1) (b) (i), (ii) or (iii) is asked to provide information, the entity must promptly comply with the request.

    (3)     If an entity gives information honestly and with reasonable care in response to a request under subsection (1), the giving of the information is not—

        (a)     a breach of confidence, professional etiquette, ethics or a rule of professional misconduct; or

        (b)     a ground for a civil proceeding for defamation, malicious prosecution or conspiracy.

    (4)     This section does not limit any other power of the assessor to obtain information for the purpose of the intensive correction assessment.

    (5)     A regulation may make provision in relation to the preparation and provision of intensive correction assessments.

    (6)     In this section:

"information "includes a document.

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