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Rail Safety Act 2008 No 97
Repealed version for 7 December 2012 to 19 January 2013 (accessed 28 June 2017 at 03:44)
Part 9 Section 156
156   Exchange of information
(1)  The ITSRR may enter into an arrangement (an information sharing arrangement) with a relevant agency for the purposes of sharing or exchanging information held by the ITSRR and the agency.
(2)  The information to which an information sharing arrangement may relate is limited to the following:
(a)  information concerning possible breaches of this Act or the regulations,
(b)  information concerning the safe carrying out of railway operations,
(c)  any other information that may be prescribed by the regulations.
(3)  Under an information sharing arrangement, the ITSRR and the relevant agency are, despite any other Act or other law of the State, authorised:
(a)  to request and receive information held by the other party to the arrangement, and
(b)  to disclose information to the other party,
but only to the extent that the information is reasonably necessary to assist in the exercise of functions of the ITSRR under this Act (or any other Act administered by the Minister, whether solely or jointly with another Minister) or the functions of the relevant agency concerned.
(4)  This section does not limit the operation of any Act under which the ITSRR or a relevant agency is authorised or required to disclose information to another person or body.
(5)  This section does not permit the disclosure of information in contravention of section 64.
(6)  In this section:
relevant agency means:
(a)  the WorkCover Authority constituted by the Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998, or
(b)  the Chief Investigator, or
(c)  any other person or body prescribed by the regulations.