(1) If the Secretary suspects that a person has committed an offence against this Act or the regulations or Part 5 of the Sex Offenders Registration Act 2004 , the Secretary may, by notice in writing, require any person to provide any information that the Secretary thinks necessary to determine whether that suspicion is reasonable.
(2) A person who receives a notice under subsection (1) must not, without reasonable excuse, fail to provide the information specified in the notice to the Secretary within 28 days or any longer period specified in the notice.
Penalty: 60 penalty units.
(3) In responding to a notice under subsection (1), a person does not contravene any duty of confidentiality imposed on the person by or under any Act (including the Judicial Proceedings Reports Act 1958 ) or agreement, despite anything to the contrary in that Act or agreement.
(4) For the purposes of subsection (2), it is a reasonable excuse for a natural person to refuse or fail to provide information that the person is required to provide under subsection (1) if the provision of the information would tend to incriminate the person.
S. 42 amended by No. 72/2016 s. 19.