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Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995 No 101
Current version for 14 July 2017 to date (accessed 26 July 2017 at 19:16)
Part 10 Section 146A
146A   Decision not to disclose other information
(1)  The Scientific Committee may make a written recommendation to the Minister that the following matter should not be disclosed to the public:
(a)  information provided to the Scientific Committee relating to the location of threatened species, populations or ecological communities,
(b)  information provided to the Scientific Committee that may identify any individual who made a nomination under Part 2 or made a submission in respect of a nomination.
(2)  The Minister may, by notice in writing:
(a)  accept the recommendation of the Committee that the matter should not be disclosed to the public, or
(b)  reject the recommendation of the Scientific Committee.
(3)  The Minister may accept a recommendation referred to in subsection (1) (a) only if the Minister is of the opinion that the public interest requires that the matter not be disclosed.
(4)  The Minister may accept a recommendation referred to in subsection (1) (b) only if the Minister is of the opinion that the matter should not be disclosed:
(a)  in the interests of safety or welfare of the individual who might otherwise be identified, or
(b)  to protect that individual against intimidation, harassment or other unwarranted reprisals in connection with the nomination or submission.