CRIMES ACT 1914

Part IAB - Controlled operations  

Division 4 - Compliance and monitoring  

SECTION 15HW   Exchange of information between Ombudsman and State inspecting authorities  

(1)  
In this section:

State or Territory agency
means a law enforcement agency of a State or Territory within the meaning of a corresponding State controlled operations law.

State or Territory inspecting authority
, in relation to a State or Territory agency, means the authority that, under the law of the State or Territory concerned, has the function of making inspections of a similar kind to those provided for in section 15HS when the State or Territory agency is exercising powers under a corresponding State controlled operations law.

(2)  
The Ombudsman may give information that:


(a) relates to a State or Territory agency; and


(b) was obtained by the Ombudsman under this Division;

to the State or Territory inspecting authority in relation to the agency.

(3)  
The Ombudsman may only give information to an authority under subsection (2) if the Ombudsman is satisfied that the giving of the information is necessary to enable the authority to perform its functions in relation to the State or Territory agency.

(4)  
The Ombudsman may receive from a State or Territory inspecting authority information relevant to the performance of the Ombudsman's functions under this Division.




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