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CARE AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN ACT 2007 (NO 37 OF 2007) - SECT 271

Access to information

    (1)     For investigating the complaint, the Commissioner may request a person:

    (a)     to give the Commissioner specified information by a reasonable time specified in the notice; or

    (b)     to attend before the Commissioner at a reasonable time and place specified in the notice:

        (i)     to give information and answer questions about a specified matter; or

        (ii)     to produce a specified thing; or

    (c)     to communicate with the Commissioner in any other way about a specified matter at a reasonable time specified in the notice.

    (2)     If a person gives the Commissioner a thing under the notice, the Commissioner:

    (a)     may inspect it and make a copy of it; and

    (b)     must return it to the person as soon as practicable.

    (3)     For subsection (1), the Commissioner may require a person:

    (a)     to make an oath; or

    (b)     to verify a written statement of the person by oath.

    (4)     The person must comply with the requirement.

Maximum penalty:     20 penalty units.

    (5)     It is a defence to a prosecution for an offence against subsection (4) if the defendant has a reasonable excuse.

    (6)     The Commissioner may administer an oath or make other arrangements for administering an oath for subsection (3).



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