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AUSTRALIAN PASSPORTS ACT 2005 - SECT 42

Disclosure of personal information for the purposes of this Act

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.


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