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Education Standards Authority Act 2013 No 89
Current version for 1 January 2017 to date (accessed 28 May 2018 at 10:54)
Part 4 Section 16
16   Exchange of information
(1)  The Authority may enter into an arrangement (an information sharing arrangement) with a relevant agency for the purposes of sharing or exchanging any information that is held by the Authority or the agency.
(2)  The information to which an information sharing arrangement may relate is limited to the following:
(a)  any information that assists in the exercise of the functions of the Minister or Authority under the education and teaching legislation or of the relevant agency concerned,
(b)  data relating to the teaching workforce,
(c)  research on issues relating to teacher quality.
(3)  Under an information sharing arrangement, the Authority and the relevant agency are, despite any other Act or law of the State, authorised:
(a)  to request and receive information that is held by the other party to the arrangement, and
(b)  to disclose that information to the other party.
(4)  This section does not limit the operation of section 83S of the Education Act 1990 or section 18 (3) of the Teacher Accreditation Act 2004.
(5)  In this section:
relevant agency means any of the following:
(a)  the Department of Education or any other Public Service agency,
(b)  a teacher accreditation authority under the Teacher Accreditation Act 2004,
(c)  a university or other tertiary institution,
(d)  a government agency of the Commonwealth or of another State or Territory with functions similar or related to those of the Authority,
(e)  any other person or body prescribed by the regulations.