The Agency may disclose protected information if it is in the public interest to do so. [s66]

The Agency must consider whether a participant would be likely to be in a position to seek assistance themselves or give notice of their circumstances before making a disclosure in the public interest –¬†[Part 4.5 ¬†Rules-Protection and Disclosure of Information].

Disclosure in the public interest may occur where:

Additionally, any disclosure will be in the public interest where required for:

The Act does not limit the situations where disclosure may be in the public interest – [Part 4.2 Rules-Protection and Disclosure of Information].


Last Modified: July 1, 2013