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Food Act 2003 No 43
Current version for 6 January 2017 to date (accessed 25 April 2017 at 18:45)
Part 11 Section 136
136   Disclosure of certain confidential information
(1)  A person who has, in connection with the administration or execution of this Act, obtained information relating to manufacturing secrets or commercial secrets or confidential processes must not disclose that information unless the disclosure is made:
(a)  with the consent of the person from whom the information was obtained, or
(b)  in connection with the administration or execution of this Act, or
(c)  for the purposes of any legal proceedings arising out of this Act or of any report of any such proceedings, or
(d)  in accordance with a requirement imposed by or under this Act or any other law, or
(e)  to a person administering or enforcing a law of another jurisdiction that corresponds to this Act or any other law prescribed by the regulations, or
(f)  to the Commonwealth Food Authority, or
(g)  to a law enforcement authority, or
(h)  with other lawful excuse.
Maximum penalty: 500 penalty units.
(2)  A person is not guilty of an offence under this section if the information was publicly available at the time the disclosure concerned was made.