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Second Reading Speeches

Royal Commissions Amendment (Confidentiality Protections) Bill 2020

Type
Private
Sponsor(s)
STEELE-JOHN, Sen Jordon
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Reps
Parliament no
46

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Summary

Amends the:

Royal Commissions Act 1902
to apply the limits on the use and disclosure of information given to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of People with Disability (the commission) in private session, and the restrictions on the ability of such private session information to be used in evidence against the person who gave the information, to information given to the commission for purposes other than in a private session, where the commission has indicated the information is to be treated as confidential and has treated it as such; and
Freedom of Information Act 1982
to make a consequential amendment.