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Tuesday, 22 November 1960

Clause 46.

Section seventy of the Principal Act is repealed and the following section inserted in its stead: - " (2.) A person who, having been a Commonwealth officer, publishes or communicates, without lawful authority or excuse (proof whereof shall lie upon him), any fact or document which came to his knowledge, or into his possession, by virtue of his office, and which, at the time when he ceased to be a Commonwealth officer, it was his duty not to disclose, shall be guilty of an offence.

Penalty: Imprisonment for two years.".







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