Contents (1995 - 62)
Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 No 62
46A Access to change of name applications and information by law enforcement agencies
(1) The Registrar may allow access by officers of a law enforcement agency to applications for registration of a change of a person’s name, and to entries in the Register regarding changes of names, but only in accordance with a memorandum of understanding entered into by the Registrar with the head of the agency.(2) The Registrar must not enter into a memorandum of understanding unless satisfied that the terms of the memorandum, as far as practicable, protect the persons to whom the applications or entries in the Register relate from unjustified intrusion on their privacy.(3) A memorandum of understanding entered into for the purposes of this section may be amended, revoked or replaced from time to time.(4) The functions of the Registrar and of each law enforcement agency must as far as practicable be exercised in conformity with a memorandum of understanding entered into by them under this section. However, a failure to comply with this subsection does not itself invalidate anything done or omitted to be done by the Registrar or the law enforcement agency.(5) In this section, law enforcement agency means:(a) the NSW Police Force, or(b) the New South Wales Crime Commission, or(c) the police force of another State or the Commonwealth, or(d) any other law enforcement or investigative agency of the government of New South Wales or the government of another State or the Commonwealth prescribed by the regulations.