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Authorisations to disclose information or documents--enforcing foreign or international laws

             (1)  If specified information or specified documents are disclosed because of an authorisation given under Division 4, other than because of an authorisation under section 178A (missing persons), an authorised officer of the Australian Federal Police may authorise the disclosure of the information or documents so disclosed to a foreign law enforcement agency.

             (2)  The authorised officer must not make the authorisation unless he or she is satisfied that the disclosure is appropriate in all the circumstances and that the disclosure is reasonably necessary for:

                     (a)  the enforcement of the criminal law of a foreign country; or

                     (b)  an investigation or prosecution of a crime within the jurisdiction of the ICC; or

                     (c)  an investigation or prosecution of a War Crimes Tribunal offence.

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