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Authorisation to disclose information to an officer

             (1)  A person may disclose to an officer information about any matter relating to actual or proposed travel:

                     (a)  of any person or goods on the way (directly or indirectly) to Australia; or

                     (b)  involving the departure from Australia of any person or goods;

even if the information is personal information (as defined in the Privacy Act 1988 ).

Note:          An officer is obliged to handle personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 . Part 6 of the Australian Border Force Act 2015 also limits the recording and disclosure of information disclosed to the officer under this section.

             (2)  To avoid doubt, this section does not:

                     (a)  require anyone to disclose information to an officer; or

                     (b)  affect a requirement of or under another provision of this Act for a person to disclose information to an officer (whether by answering a question, by providing a document or by other means).

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