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INFORMATION PRIVACY ACT 2009 - SECT 21
Meaning of public authority
(1) In this Act,
"public authority" means any of the following entities—
Acts Interpretation Act 1954 , schedule 1 —
"entity" includes a person and an unincorporated body.
(a) an entity—
(i) established for a public purpose by an Act; or
established by government under an Act for a public purpose, whether or not
the public purpose is stated in the Act ;
(b) an entity created by the
Governor in Council or a Minister;
(c) another entity declared by regulation
to be a public authority for this Act, being an entity—
directly or indirectly by government funds or other assistance or over which
government is in a position to exercise control; or
(ii) established under an
(iii) given public functions under an Act;
(d) subject to subsection
(3) , a person holding an office established under an Act;
(e) a person
holding an appointment—
(i) made by the Governor in Council or Minister
otherwise than under an Act; and
(ii) declared by regulation to be an
appointment the holder of which is a public authority for this Act.
prescribed entity is not a public authority in relation to documents received,
or created, by it in performing a function other than the public function
given under an Act.
(3) A person is not a public authority merely because the
(a) an office the duties of which are performed as duties of
employment as an agency’s officer; or
(b) an office of member of a body; or
(c) an office established under an Act for the purposes of an agency.
"prescribed entity" means an entity that is a public authority only because it
is given public functions under an Act and is declared by regulation to be a
public authority for this Act.
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