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Schedule 1—Amendments

Schedule 1 Amendments

   

Freedom of Information Act 1982

1  Division 1 of Part I of Schedule 2 (after the table item dealing with Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security)

Insert:

National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention

2  Division 1 of Part II of Schedule 2 (at the end of the table item dealing with the Attorney-General’s Department)

Add:

; and (e) documents in respect of the performance or exercise of functions or powers of the National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention under the following provisions of the National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention Act 2020 :

(i) section 26 (inquiries);

(ii) section 28 (private hearings);

(iii) sections 30 (summons) and 32 (Commissioner may require information etc.);

(iv) sections 40 and 41 (disclosure of information to the Commissioner);

(v) section 42 (arrangements for obtaining and protecting intelligence information);

(vi) sections 56 (authorisation to disclose information (other than intelligence information)) and 57 (authorisation to disclose intelligence information).

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1986

3  Section 34A (heading)

After “ Royal Commissioners ”, insert “ or National Commissioner ”.

4  Subsections 34A(1), (3), (4), (5) and (6)

After “Commission”, insert “or, subject to subsection (6A), the National Commissioner”.

5  After subsection 34A(6)

Insert:

          (6A)  This section does not apply in relation to the National Commissioner unless the regulations declare that this section applies in relation to the National Commissioner.

6  Subsection 34A(7)

Insert:

National Commissioner means:

                     (a)  the National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention; or

                     (b)  a member of the staff assisting the Commissioner as mentioned in section 14 of the National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention Act 2020 .