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Contents (2009 - 52)
Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 No 52
Current version for 1 July 2017 to date (accessed 22 November 2017 at 02:51)
Part 6 Division 2
Division 2 Offences
116   Offence of acting unlawfully
An officer of an agency must not make a reviewable decision in relation to an access application that the officer knows to be contrary to the requirements of this Act.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units.
117   Offence of directing unlawful action
A person (the offender) must not:
(a)  direct an officer of an agency who is required to make a decision in relation to an access application to make a reviewable decision that the offender knows is not a decision permitted or required to be made by this Act, or
(b)  direct a person who is an officer of an agency involved in an access application to act in a manner that the offender knows is otherwise contrary to the requirements of this Act.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units.
118   Offence of improperly influencing decision on access application
A person (the offender) who influences the making of a decision by an officer of an agency for the purpose of causing the officer to make a reviewable decision that the offender knows is not the decision permitted or required to be made by this Act is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units.
119   Offence of unlawful access
A person who in connection with an access application knowingly misleads or deceives an officer of an agency for the purpose of obtaining access to government information is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units.
120   Offence of concealing or destroying government information
A person who destroys, conceals or alters any record of government information for the purpose of preventing the disclosure of the information as authorised or required by or under this Act is guilty of an offence.
Maximum penalty: 100 penalty units.