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COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT 2010 - SECT 157A

Disclosure of energy-related information by Commission

             (1)  The Commission or a Commission official may disclose to:

                     (a)  the AER; or

                     (b)  the AEMC; or

                     (c)  any staff or consultant assisting the AER or the AEMC in performing its functions or exercising its powers;

any information that it obtains under this Act that is relevant to the functions or powers of the AER or the AEMC.

Note:          The Privacy Act 1988 also contains provisions relevant to the use and disclosure of information.

             (2)  The AER or a person mentioned in paragraph (1)(c) may use the information for any purpose connected with the performance of the AER's functions or the exercise of its powers.

             (3)  The AEMC or a person mentioned in paragraph (1)(c) may use the information for any purpose connected with the performance of the AEMC's functions or the exercise of its powers.

             (4)  The Commission or a Commission official may impose conditions to be complied with in relation to information disclosed.

             (5)  In this section:

"Commission official" means:

                     (a)  a member, or associate member, of the Commission; or

                     (b)  a person referred to in subsection 27(1); or

                     (c)  a person engaged under section 27A.



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