Freedom of Information Act 1982


Division 2 - Information Commissioner investigations  

Subdivision D - Investigation procedure  

SECTION 83   Information Commissioner investigations - administration of oath or affirmation  

If, by a notice under subsection 82(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 on oath or affirmation.

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.

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.


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

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