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AUSTRALIAN PASSPORTS ACT 2005 - SECT 46

Minister may disclose information for particular purposes

  (1)   On request, the Minister may disclose personal information, of a kind specified in a Minister's determination, to a person specified in a Minister's determination, for any of the following purposes:

  (a)   confirming or verifying information relating to an applicant for an Australian travel document or a person to whom an Australian travel document has been issued;

  (b)   facilitating or otherwise assisting the international travel of a person to whom an Australian travel document has been issued;

  (c)   law enforcement;

  (d)   the operation of family law and related matters;

  (da)   participating in:

  (i)   the Document Verification Service; or

  (ii)   the Face Verification Service; or

  (iii)   any other service specified, or of a kind specified, in the Minister's determination;

    to share or match information relating to the identity of a person;

  (e)   the purposes of a law of the Commonwealth specified in a Minister's determination.

Note:   Information disclosed under this section must be dealt with in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles.

  (2)   To avoid doubt, information may be provided to the service referred to in paragraph   (1)(da) before being disclosed to the person participating in the service.


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