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MAGISTRATES' COURT ACT 1989 - SECT 124J

Confidentiality

    (1)     A person who is, or has at any time been—

        (a)     a contractor; or

        (b)     a sub-contractor; or

        (c)     a person employed by, or engaged to provide services for, a contractor or sub-contractor; or

        (d)     authorised by the Secretary to the Department of Justice under section 124I(2)

is bound by this section.

    (2)     A person bound by this section must not directly or indirectly, except in the exercise of powers or performance of functions in connection with a contractor's operations under an agreement under section 124B(1)

        (a)     make a record of, or divulge to any person any information acquired by reason of being a person referred to in subsection (1); or

        (b)     make use of any such information for a purpose other than in the exercise of those powers or performance of those functions.

Penalty:     100 penalty units.

    (3)     Nothing in subsection (2) prevents a person bound by this section from—

        (a)     producing a document to a court in the course of any criminal or civil proceedings; or

        (b)     divulging to a court any information that has come to the notice of the person by reason of being a person referred to in subsection (1).

    (4)     In this section—

"court" includes any tribunal, authority or person having power to require the production of documents or the answering of questions;

"produce" includes permit access to.

Part 7—Miscellaneous



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