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Exchange of information between Ombudsman and State inspecting authorities

             (1)  In this section:

"State agency" means an eligible authority of a State that is an agency.

"State inspecting authority" , in relation to a State agency, means the authority that, under the law of the State concerned, has the function of making inspections of the kind referred to in paragraph 35(1)(h).

             (2)  The Ombudsman may give information that:

                     (a)  relates to a State agency; and

                     (b)  was obtained by the Ombudsman under this Act;

to the authority that is the State inspecting authority in relation to the agency.

             (3)  The Ombudsman may only give information to an authority under subsection (2) if the Ombudsman is satisfied that the giving of the information is necessary to enable the authority to perform its functions in relation to the State agency.

             (4)  The Ombudsman may receive from a State inspecting authority information relevant to the performance of the Ombudsman's functions under this Act.

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