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Obtaining information about particular students

26D Obtaining information about particular students

(1) The Department, a non-government schools authority or a school may request a relevant agency to provide information about a particular student for the purposes referred to in section 26B (1).
(2) The Department, authority or school may provide the relevant agency with such information about the student as may assist the agency to provide the information sought.
(3) A relevant agency has a duty to provide information sought under this section if the agency has the information in its possession or under its control.
(4) Information obtained under this section may be passed on to other schools, the Department or a non-government schools authority (or to any other person or body as permitted by this Act or the guidelines).
(5) Information of the kind referred to in subsection (1) may be provided by one school to another school at which the student concerned enrols--
(a) without the need for any request from the other school, and
(b) regardless of whether the information was obtained under this section or otherwise.
(6) However, this section--
(a) does not authorise or require the provision of information if its disclosure is prohibited by--
(i) section 20G, 20P or 23 of the Health Administration Act 1982 , or
(ii) section 29 (1) (f) of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 , and
(b) does not require the provision of information if the guidelines authorise the relevant agency to refuse to provide the information.

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