(1) If the Commissioner has reason to believe that a government agency has information or a document relevant to the performance by the Commissioner of functions under this Part, the Commissioner may give a written notice to the agency requiring the agency:
(a) to give the information to the Commissioner in writing signed by or on behalf of the agency; or
(b) to produce the document to the Commissioner.
(2) The notice must state:
(a) the place at which the information or document is to be given or produced to the Commissioner; and
(b) the time at which, or period within which, the information or document is to be given or produced.
(3) A government agency must not, in response to a requirement under this section:
(a) give information in a manner that would reveal the identity of a particular individual; or
(b) produce a document that reveals the identity of a particular individual;
unless the individual has consented to the giving of the information or the production of the document.
(a) subsection (3) would prevent a government agency from complying with a requirement under this section to produce a document; and
(b) the agency is able to provide a copy of the document that has had deleted from it the information that would reveal the identity of the individual concerned;
the agency must comply with the requirement by producing a copy with that information deleted.
(5) In this section:
"government agency" means:
(a) an authority of the Commonwealth, or of a State or Territory; or
(b) a person who performs the functions of, or performs functions within, an authority of the Commonwealth, or of a State or Territory.