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Publication of documents relating to search warrants

76B Publication of documents relating to search warrants

(1) A person must not intentionally or recklessly publish an application for a covert search warrant, a report prepared under section 74 or 74A, an occupier's notice or any information directly derived from such an application, report or notice unless--
(a) an occupier's notice that relates to the execution of the warrant has been given under section 67 or 67B, or
(b) directions have been given in relation to the giving of the occupier's notice under section 67.
: Maximum penalty--50 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months, or both.
(2) This section does not make it an offence to publish any application, report, notice or information if the publication is for the purposes of--
(a) exercising any functions under this Part, or
(b) the internal management of the NSW Police Force, the New South Wales Crime Commission, the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission, the Supreme Court or the Attorney General's Department.

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