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Thursday, 15 August 1974
Page: 997

Senator GREENWOOD (Victoria) - We were to move amendments to this clause which were of only a slight character and would have been dependent upon amendments being made to clauses 92 and 93. Those amendments were not made so we do not persist with this amendment.

Clause agreed to.

Clauses 96 to 148- by leave- taken together, and agreed to.

Clause 149.

(2)   A member of the Commission ora member of the staff assisting the Commission shall not be required to produce in a court a document, copy or extract referred to in sub-section ( 1 ), or to divulge or communicate to any court any information concerning the affairs of any other person acquired by him from such a document, copy or extract, except when it is necessary to do so for the purposes of, or of a proceeding under or arising out of, this Act.

(3)   Nothing in sub-section (1) or (2) applies in relation to-

(a)   the communication of information to, or the production of a document, copy or extract to, the Attorney-General or an officer acting on behalf of, and with the authority of, the Attorney-General; or

(   b) the communication or production to a person of, or of information, documents, copies or extracts concerning, particulars of an agreement to which, according to those particulars, that person is or has been a party.

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