(1) The Commissioner may make an order prohibiting a specified person or body (such as a credit reporting agency within the meaning of the Privacy Act 1988 of the Commonwealth) from furnishing to any other person or body any information or report:(a) to the effect that a specified person is, or has been, in default with respect to a HomeFund mortgage, or(b) that casts doubt on:(i) a person’s eligibility to be provided with credit, or(ii) a person’s history in relation to credit, or(iii) a person’s capacity to repay credit,on the basis that the person is, or has been, in default with respect to a HomeFund mortgage.(2) Such an order may be made on the Commissioner’s own motion or on application made by a HomeFund borrower. An application may be made to the Commissioner whether or not the applicant is also a complainant with respect to a complaint currently before the Commissioner.(3) The Commissioner may not make an order under this section unless satisfied:(a) that the person concerned is not, and has not been, in default with respect to a HomeFund mortgage, or(b) that the person concerned is, or has been, in default with respect to a HomeFund mortgage but the default has occurred as a result of some act or omission with respect to the mortgage for which the person is not, and should not be held to be, responsible.(4) A person must not wilfully contravene an order in force under this section.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units.