PRIVACY ACT 1988

PART VIA - DEALING WITH PERSONAL INFORMATION IN EMERGENCIES AND DISASTERS  

Division 2 - Declaration of emergency  

SECTION 80K   DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY - EVENTS OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA  

80K(1)   [ Making declaration]  

The Prime Minister or the Minister may make a declaration under this section if the Prime Minister or the Minister (as the case may be) is satisfied that:


(a) an emergency or disaster has occurred outside Australia; and


(b) the emergency or disaster is of such a kind that it is appropriate in the circumstances for this Part to apply in relation to the emergency or disaster; and


(c) the emergency or disaster has affected one or more Australian citizens or permanent residents (whether within Australia or overseas).

80K(2)   [ Consultation]  

The Minister must consult the Minister administering the Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1967 before the Minister makes a declaration under this section.

Note:

A declaration under this section is merely a trigger for the operation of this Part and is not directly related to any other legislative or non-legislative scheme about emergencies.





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