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COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT 2010 - SECT 155AA

Protection of Part VB information

             (1)  A Commission official must not disclose any protected Part VB information to any person, except:

                     (a)  when the Commission official is performing duties or functions as a Commission official; or

                     (b)  when the Commission official or the Commission is required or permitted by law to disclose the information.

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not allow a Commission official to disclose protected Part VB information when performing a function of the Commission described in section 28.

             (3)  In this section:

"Commission official " means:

                     (a)  a member, or associate member, of the Commission;

                     (b)  a person referred to in subsection 27(1);

                     (c)  a person engaged under section 27A.

"disclose " means divulge or communicate.

"information " includes information in a document and information given in evidence.

protected Part VB information means:

                     (a)  information that:

                              (i)  was obtained by the Commission under Part XID or section 155; and

                             (ii)  relates to a matter that arose under Part VB before its repeal by item 32 of Schedule 1 to the Statute Stocktake (Regulatory and Other Laws) Act 2009 ; or

                     (b)  information that was obtained by the Commission under section 75AY before its repeal by item 32 of Schedule 1 to the Statute Stocktake (Regulatory and Other Laws) Act 2009 .



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