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MIGRATION ACT 1958 - SECT 486H

Limited waiver of legal professional privilege

             (1)  If, in proceedings to determine whether an order under section 486F should be made:

                     (a)  a person wishes to produce a document, record or information for the purpose of arguing why an order under section 486F should not be made; and

                     (b)  to do so would, but for this section, deny legal professional privilege to any person entitled to claim it;

the person may produce the document, record or information for that purpose.

             (2)  However:

                     (a)  the document, record or information does not cease to be subject to legal professional privilege for any other purpose, or in any other circumstances; and

                     (b)  the court must make any orders necessary to ensure that legal professional privilege is protected for other purposes and in other circumstances.

             (3)  Nothing in this section prevents a person who is entitled to claim legal professional privilege in relation to the document, record or information, from waiving that privilege.

             (4)  In this section:

"legal professional privilege " includes privilege (however described) under any provision of Division 1 of Part 3.10 of the Evidence Act 1995 .



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