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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1982 - SECT 55X

Information gathering powers--administration of oath or affirmation

             (1)  If, by a notice under subsection 55W(1), the Information Commissioner requires a person to appear before him or her, the Information Commissioner may:

                     (a)  administer an oath or affirmation to the person; and

                     (b)  examine the person on oath or affirmation.

             (2)  The oath or affirmation to be taken or made by a person for the purposes of this section is an oath or affirmation that the answers the person will give will be true.

             (3)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person is required under this section to be examined on oath or affirmation; and

                     (b)  the person engages in conduct; and

                     (c)  the person's conduct breaches that requirement.

Penalty for a contravention of this subsection:     6 months imprisonment.

Note:          Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code sets out the general principles of criminal responsibility.



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