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PRIVACY ACT 1988 - SECT 6F

State instrumentalities etc. treated as organisations

Regulations treating a State instrumentality etc. as an organisation

  (1)   This Act applies, with the prescribed modifications (if any), in relation to a prescribed State or Territory authority or a prescribed instrumentality of a State or Territory (except an instrumentality that is an organisation because of section   6C) as if the authority or instrumentality were an organisation.

Note 1:   The regulations may prescribe different modifications of the Act for different authorities or instrumentalities. See subsection   33(3A) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .

Note 2:   Regulations may prescribe an authority or instrumentality by reference to one or more classes of authority or instrumentality. See subsection   13(3) of the Legislation Act 2003 .

Making regulations to treat instrumentality etc. as organisation

  (3)   Before the Governor - General makes regulations prescribing a State or Territory authority or instrumentality of a State or Territory for the purposes of subsection   (1), the Minister must:

  (a)   be satisfied that the relevant State or Territory has requested that the authority or instrumentality be prescribed for those purposes; and

  (b)   consult the Commissioner about the desirability of regulating under this Act the collection, holding, use, correction and disclosure of personal information by the authority or instrumentality.


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