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Disclosure of information by Information Commissioner

    (1)     At any time, the Information Commissioner may provide or disclose any information received or obtained in the course of an investigation of an assessable disclosure to a person or body specified in subsection (3) if the Information Commissioner considers that—

        (a)     the information is relevant to the performance of the duties and functions or the exercise of the powers of the person or body; and

        (b)     it is appropriate for the information to be brought to the attention of the person or body, having regard to the nature of the information.

    (2)     Despite subsection (1), the Information Commissioner must not provide or disclose any information to a person or body if—

        (a)     the person or body, or an employee of the person or body, is the subject of an assessable disclosure; and

        (b)     the information—

              (i)     would be likely to lead to the identification of a person who made the assessable disclosure; and

              (ii)     is not information to which section 53(2)(a), (c) or (d) of the  Public Interest Disclosures Act 2012 applies.

    (3)     For the purposes of subsection (1), the following persons and bodies are specified—

        (a)     the IBAC;

        (b)     the Victorian Inspectorate;

        (c)     the Ombudsman;

        (d)     the Auditor-General;

        (e)     Victoria Police;

        (f)     the Director of Public Prosecutions;

        (g)     the Commission for Children and Young People established under section 6 of the Commission for Children and Young People Act 2012 ;

        (h)     the Australian Federal Police constituted under section 6 of the Australian Federal Police Act 1979 of the Commonwealth;

              (i)     the police force or police service (however described) of another State or a Territory;

        (j)     a prescribed person or body.

    (4)     Subsection (1) applies subject to any restriction on the provision or disclosure of information under this Act or any other Act (including any Commonwealth Act).

S. 61TJ inserted by No. 2/2019 s. 110.

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