Information that may be disclosed to the Minister
(1) For the purposes of performing functions under this Act, the Minister may request:
(a) an applicant for an Australian travel document; or
(b) a person mentioned in an application for an Australian travel document; or
(c) a person to whom an Australian travel document has been issued; or
(d) a competent authority; or
(e) a person specified in a Minister's determination;
to disclose to the Minister, or a delegate of the Minister, personal information about:
(f) an applicant for an Australian travel document, or a person who is connected with an applicant or an application; or
(g) a person to whom an Australian travel document has been issued.
(2) If a person mentioned in paragraph (1)(b), (d) or (e) holds the information under a law of the Commonwealth, the Minister may direct the person to disclose the information.
(3) For the purposes of:
(a) paragraph 6.2(b) of Australian Privacy Principle 6; and
(c) a provision of a law of a State or Territory that provides that information that is personal may be disclosed if the disclosure is authorised by law;
the disclosure of information by a person in response to a request or direction under this section is taken to be a disclosure that is required or authorised by this Act.
(4) Nothing in this section has the effect of authorising a disclosure that, despite subsection (3), is prevented by a law of the Commonwealth, a State or Territory.
Information that may be disclosed by the Minister
(5) For the purposes of performing functions under this Act, the Minister may disclose personal information to a person specified in a Minister's determination.