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FAIR WORK ACT 2009 - SECT 483D

Entry onto other premises to access records and documents

             (1)  A permit holder who may enter premises under paragraph 483A(1)(a) for the purpose of investigating a suspected contravention may enter other premises and exercise a right under subsection (2) or section 483E if the permit holder reasonably suspects that records or documents that are directly relevant to the suspected contravention:

                     (a)  are kept on the other premises; or

                     (b)  are accessible from a computer that is kept on the other premises.

Note:          Particulars of the suspected contravention must be specified in an entry notice (see subsection 518(2)).

Rights that may be exercised while on premises

             (2)  While on the other premises, the permit holder may require the occupier to allow the permit holder to inspect, and make copies of, any such record or document.

Note 1:       The use or disclosure of information or documents obtained under this section is strictly controlled (see section 504).

Note 2:       The use or disclosure of personal information obtained under this section is regulated under the Privacy Act 1988.

             (3)  However, an occupier is not required under subsection (2) to allow the permit holder to inspect, or make copies of, a record or document if to do so would contravene a law of the Commonwealth or a law of a State or Territory.

Occupier must not contravene requirement

             (4)  An occupier must not contravene a requirement under subsection (2).

Note:          This subsection is a civil remedy provision (see Part 4-1).



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