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Power to obtain information and documents

    (1)     If the ACAT is satisfied that a person can give information or produce a document relevant to a hearing under this Act, the ACAT may, by written notice given to the person, require the person to—

        (a)     give the information to the ACAT in writing signed by the person or, for a body corporate, by an officer of the body corporate; or

        (b)     produce the document to the ACAT; or

        (c)     attend before the ACAT to answer questions relevant to the hearing.

Note 1     The Legislation Act

, s 170 and s 171 deal with the application of the privilege against self-incrimination and client legal privilege.

Note 2     Documents may be produced electronically in certain circumstances (see Electronic Transactions Act 2001


    (2)     The notice must state—

        (a)     for a notice to give written information or produce a document—

              (i)     the place where the information or document is to be given or produced; and

              (ii)     the time when, or the period within which, the information or document is to be given or produced; or

        (b)     for a notice to attend before the ACAT to answer questions—the time when, and the place where, the person is to attend.

    (3)     This section does not limit any other power of the ACAT under a territory law to obtain information or a document.

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