(1) A report that is given to a Clerk of either House under section 165AG(3) is taken to have been published by order under the authority of the Parliament.
(2) The publication of a report under section 165AG(3) is absolutely privileged and the provisions of sections 73 and 74 of the Constitution Act 1975 , and of 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 that report as if—
(a) it were a report to which those sections applied; and
(b) it had been published by the Government Printer under the authority of the Parliament.
Division 3—Pandemic orders
S. 165AI inserted by No. 53/2021 s. 12.