FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1982

PART VII - REVIEW BY INFORMATION COMMISSIONER  

Division 8 - Information gathering powers  

SECTION 55X   Information gathering powers - administration of oath or affirmation  

55X(1)  
If, by a notice under subsection 55W(1) , the Information Commissioner requires a person to appear before him or her, the Information Commissioner may:


(a) administer an oath or affirmation to the person; and


(b) examine the person an oath or affirmation.

55X(2)  
The oath or affirmation to be taken or made by a person for the purposes of this section is an oath or affirmation that the answers the person will give will be true.

55X(3)  
A person commits an offence if:


(a) the person is required under this section to be examined on oath or affirmation; and


(b) the person engages in conduct; and


(c) the person's conduct breaches that requirement.

Penalty for a contravention of this subsection: 6 months imprisonment.

Note:

Chapter 2 of the Criminal Code sets out the general principles of criminal responsibility.




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