(1) Subject to this section, the Chief Commissioner may authorise a person to disclose a restricted matter to a person specified in the authorisation.
(2) The Chief Commissioner must not authorise a person to disclose a restricted matter under subsection (1) if—
(a) the Chief Commissioner considers that the disclosure of the restricted matter would be likely to prejudice—
(i) an investigation under this Part; or
(ii) the safety or reputation of any person; or
(iii) the fair trial of a person who has been charged with an offence; or
(b) the restricted matter is or contains information that is likely to lead to the identification of a person who has made an assessable disclosure.
S. 186(3) amended by No. 2/2019 s. 89(Sch. 1 Pt D item 9).
(3) However, the Chief Commissioner may authorise a person to disclose a restricted matter under subsection (1) that is or contains information to which section 53(2)(a), (c) or (d) of the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2012 applies.
(4) An authorisation under subsection (1) must be in writing.
Division 4—Investigation procedures