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Publication of documents protected

    (1)     A document that is given to the clerks under section 27D(5)(b) is taken to have been published by order, or under the authority, of the Houses of the Parliament.

    (2)     The publication of a document by the Minister under section 27D(5)(c) is absolutely privileged and the provisions of sections 73 and 74 of the Constitution Act 1975 and any other enactment or rule of law relating to the publication of the proceedings of the Parliament apply to and in relation to the publication of the document as if it were a document to which those sections applied and had been published by the Government Printer under the authority of the Parliament.

S. 27E inserted by No. 9/2000 s. 4 [1] , substituted by No. 21/2024 s. 8.

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