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Unpublished documents not to prejudice public

Where under section 8 any agency is required to make available a document containing rule, policy, guideline or practice relating to a function of the agency and the agency fails—

        (a)     to make the document available; or

        (b)     to include the document in a statement required to be published under section 8

before the time at which the person did or omitted to do any act or thing relevant to the performance of that function in relation to him (whether or not the time allowed for publication of a statement in respect of the document had expired) that person shall not be subject to any detriment by reason only of the application of that rule, policy, guideline or practice, where with knowledge of that rule, policy, guideline or practice he could have avoided the detriment lawfully.

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