FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 1982

PART VIII - MISCELLANEOUS  

Division 2 - General  

SECTION 92   Protection against criminal liability  

92(1)  


A Minister, or an officer of an agency, does not commit a criminal offence only because the Minister or officer:


(a) publishes a document in good faith, in the belief that the publication is required or permitted under Part II (information publication scheme) or section 11C (publication of information in accessed documents); or


(b) gives access to a document in good faith, in the belief that the access is required or permitted to be given in response to a request; or


(c) publishes, or gives access to, a document in good faith, in the belief that the publication or access is required or permitted otherwise than under this Act (whether or not under an express legislative power).

92(2)  


A person does not commit a criminal offence only because the person shows a document, or is concerned in the showing of a document, to another person or organisation for any of the following purposes:


(a) consultation with a State under subsection 26A(2) ;


(aa) (Repealed by No 59 of 2015)


(b) enabling the other person or the organisation to make a submission under subsection 27(4) ;


(c) enabling the other person to make a submission under subsection 27A(3) .

92(3)  
For the purposes of paragraph (2)(a), State has the same meaning as in section 26A .




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