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Second Reading Speeches

Royal Commissions Amendment (Protection of Information) Bill 2021

Type
Government
Portfolio
Attorney-General
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the:

Royal Commissions Act 1902
to: apply limitations on the use and disclosure of certain information provided by individuals to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability outside of a private session, where the commission indicated that it would be treated as confidential; enable certain members of a Royal Commission to make non-publication directions; and enable a Commonwealth Royal Commission, during the course of inquiring into a matter, to communicate information and evidence to a Royal Commission, or commission of inquiry, of a state or territory; and
Freedom of Information Act 1982
to exempt certain information given to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability from the operation of the Act.