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Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 No 103
Current version for 23 March 2020 to date (accessed 6 June 2020 at 03:16)
127 Provision of information to certain other persons
(cf Crimes Act 1900, s 356R)
(1) The custody manager for a detained person or protected suspect must inform the person orally of any request for information as to the whereabouts of the person made by a person who claims to be—(a) an Australian legal practitioner representing the detained person or protected suspect, or(b) in the case of a detained person or protected suspect who is not an Australian citizen or a permanent Australian resident, a consular official of the country of which the detained person or protected suspect is a citizen, or(c) a person (other than a friend, relative or guardian of the detained person or protected suspect) who is in his or her professional capacity concerned with the welfare of the detained person or protected suspect.(2) The custody manager must provide, or arrange for the provision of, that information to the person who made the request unless—(a) the detained person or protected suspect does not agree to that information being provided, or(b) the custody manager believes on reasonable grounds that the person requesting the information is not the person who he or she claims to be.