CRIMES ACT 1914

PART VIIC - PARDONS, QUASHED CONVICTIONS AND SPENT CONVICTIONS  

Division 2 - Pardons for persons wrongly convicted, and quashed convictions  

SECTION 85ZU   85ZU   EFFECT OF QUASHED CONVICTIONS  


Subject to Division 6 , but despite any other Commonwealth law or any State law or territory law, where, under section 85ZT , it is lawful for a person not to disclose, in particular circumstances, or for a particular purpose, the fact that he or she was charged with, or convicted of, an offence:


(a) it is lawful for the person to claim, in those circumstances, or for that purpose, on oath or otherwise, that he or she was not charged with, or convicted of, the offence; and


(b) anyone else who knows, or could reasonably be expected to know, that section 85ZT applies to the person in relation to the offence shall not:


(i) without the person's consent, disclose the fact that the person was charged with, or convicted of, the offence to any other person, or to a Commonwealth authority or State authority, where it is lawful for the first-mentioned person not to disclose it to that other person or that authority; or

(ii) in those circumstances, or for that purpose, take account of the fact that the person was charged with, or convicted of, the offence.



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