Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 No 51
36A Exchange of information to bodies in other jurisdictions
(1) In this section:working with children check information means information relevant to determining whether to grant or cancel a working with children check clearance (or its equivalent in another jurisdiction) to a person and may include any information about the person.(2) The object of this section is to provide for the exchange of working with children check information between the Children’s Guardian and bodies that administer working with children check clearances in other jurisdictions.(3) The Minister may, by order published in the Gazette, make protocols setting out the circumstances under which working with children check information may be exchanged under this section.(4) The protocols may contain recommended privacy standards for bodies in other jurisdictions and may prohibit the disclosure of information under this section that do not adopt those standards.(5) The Minister is to consult with the Privacy Commissioner in the preparation of the protocols.(6) The Children’s Guardian may exchange working with children check information with bodies that administer working with children check clearances in other jurisdictions, but only if the exchange is in accordance with the protocols.(7) If a person, acting in good faith, exchanges working with children check information in accordance with this section, that person is not liable to any civil or criminal action, or any disciplinary action, for exchanging the information.(8) Nothing in this section limits an exchange of working with children check information that is otherwise permitted under any Act or law.