CRIMES ACT 1914

Part IB - Sentencing, imprisonment and release of federal offenders  

Division 9A - Sharing information relevant to federal offenders  

SECTION 20BZB   AUTHORISED OFFICERS MAY DISCLOSE FEDERAL OFFENDER INFORMATION  

(1)  
An authorised officer may disclose federal offender information to a relevant person if the officer reasonably believes that the disclosure is necessary to enable the relevant person to exercise the person ' s powers, or to perform the person ' s functions or duties.

(2)  
An authorised officer may disclose federal offender information to a person prescribed by regulation for the purposes of this subsection in a circumstance prescribed by regulation in relation to the person.

(3)  
Subsections (1) and (2) apply despite any other law of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory (whether written or unwritten).

(4)  
In this section:

federal offender information
means:


(a) information acquired by an authorised officer, or an APS employee in the Department, in the exercise of a power under, or the performance of a function or duty in connection with:


(i) this Part; or

(ii) section 15A (enforcement of fines); or

(iii) Division 5 (escape from criminal detention) of Part III ; or

(iv) the Crimes (Superannuation Benefits) Act 1989 ; or

(v) the Transfer of Prisoners Act 1983 ; or

(vi) a law of a State or Territory applied by paragraph 68(1)(d) of the Judiciary Act 1903 (procedure for hearing and determining appeals arising out of trials, convictions and connected proceedings); or


(b) information acquired by an authorised officer in the performance of a function or duty in connection with the exercise of the Royal prerogative of mercy by the Crown in right of the Commonwealth.




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