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EDUCATION ACT 1990 - SECT 26D
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.
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.
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--
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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