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CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS (CARE AND PROTECTION) ACT 1998 - SECT 29AA

Special provision relating to Royal Commissions

29AA Special provision relating to Royal Commissions

(1) Despite section 17 of the Royal Commissions Act 1923 , that section does not authorise or compel the disclosure to a Royal Commission of the identity of a person who made a report to which section 29 applies, or information from which the identity of that person could be deduced, except with:
(a) the consent of the person who made the report, or
(b) the leave of a person who is a commissioner within the meaning of Division 2 of Part 2 of the Royal Commissions Act 1923 .
(2) A commissioner cannot grant leave under this section unless the commissioner is satisfied that the report or information concerned is of significant importance to the inquiry.
(3) The protection given by this section to a person who made a report (a
"reporter" ) applies to:
(a) any person who provided information to the reporter on the basis of which the report was made, and
(b) any person who otherwise was concerned in making such a report or causing such a report to be made,
in the same way as it applies in respect of the reporter.



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