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Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (Consequential and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2015

Schedule 2 Transitional provisions

   

1  Disclosure, collection and use of information and documents held by the Australian Small Business Commissioner

Information and documents relevant to the advocacy function

(1)       The Australian Small Business Commissioner may disclose information and documents obtained by the Commissioner in the performance of the Commissioner’s advocacy functions to the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman for the purposes of the Ombudsman performing the Ombudsman’s advocacy function.

(2)       The Ombudsman may collect and use the information or documents for the purposes of performing the Ombudsman’s advocacy function.

Information and documents relevant to the assistance function

(3)       If a request for assistance to the Australian Small Business Commissioner has not finally been dealt with by the Commissioner before the commencement of this item, the Commissioner may disclose information and documents relevant to the request to the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman for the purposes of the Ombudsman performing the Ombudsman’s assistance function.

(4)       The Ombudsman may collect and use the information or documents for the purposes of performing the Ombudsman’s assistance function.