(1) Nothing in section 10 precludes a person from doing any of the following—
(a) producing a document to a court in the course of criminal proceedings;
(b) producing a document to a court or the Tribunal in the course of proceedings under this Act or the regulations;
(c) disclosing to a court in the course of criminal proceedings, or to a court or the Tribunal in the course of proceedings under this Act or the regulations, any matter or thing arising under this Act or the regulations or coming to the notice of the person—
(i) in the performance of official duties; or
(ii) in the performance of a function or exercise of a power of, or on behalf of, the Authority;
(d) producing a document or disclosing information with respect to a matter or thing arising under this Act or the regulations to any of the following—
(i) the Secretary to the Department of Treasury and Finance;
(ii) a corresponding Authority;
(iii) an authority, department or public body, within the meaning of the Financial Management Act 1994 , that has functions in relation to particular occupational health and safety matters arising under this or another Act;
(iv) a committee of the Parliament;
(v) a person or body approved (in writing) by the Governor in Council for the purposes of this section;
(e) producing a document or disclosing information that is required or permitted by or under this or another Act to be produced or disclosed (as the case may be).
For "corresponding Authority", see section 5.
(2) The Minister must cause a report of requests for the approval of persons or bodies by the Governor in Council under subsection (1)(d)(v) to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 14 sitting days of that House after 30 June in each year.
(3) The report must include the following matters in respect of each request—
(a) the name of the person sought to be approved;
(b) the reason for the request;
(c) the date of the request;
(d) whether the request was approved or refused.
Division 3—Power to make guidelines