(1) A person who is, or was at any time, an inspector or public servant engaged in the administration of the industrial relations legislation must not disclose any information relating to any manufacturing or commercial secrets or working processes obtained by him or her in connection with the administration of the industrial relations legislation.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units.(2) Subsection (1) does not operate to prevent the disclosure of information if that disclosure is:(a) made in connection with the administration of the industrial relations legislation, or(b) made with the prior permission of the Minister, or(c) ordered by a court, or by any other body or person authorised by law to examine witnesses, in the course of, and for the purpose of, the hearing and determination by that court, body or person of any matter or thing.(3) The Minister may grant permission for any such disclosure only if the Minister is satisfied that to do so would be in the public interest.(4) In this section, industrial relations legislation includes the Industrial Arbitration Act 1940 and the Industrial Relations Act 1991.