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Adoption Act 2000 No 75
Current version for 27 June 2017 to date (accessed 24 September 2017 at 13:13)
Chapter 4 Part 3 Section 45AA
45AA   Provision of information
(1)  Any person (the provider of information) may provide information to the principal officer of an accredited adoption service provider or the Secretary about another person if:
(a)  the provider of information has been notified by the principal officer or the Secretary that the other person is an applicant or a person who resides on the same property as an applicant, or
(b)  the provider of information otherwise reasonably believes the other person to be an applicant or a person who resides on the same property as an applicant.
(2)  Information provided under this section may be used to determine whether the applicant is suitable to adopt a child.
(3)  Information may be provided under this section regardless of whether the provider of information has been requested to provide the information.
(4)  A person who, acting in good faith, provides information under this section:
(a)  is not liable to any civil or criminal action, or any disciplinary action, for providing the information, and
(b)  in providing the information, cannot be held to have breached any code of professional etiquette or ethics or departed from any accepted standards of professional conduct.