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1.1.P.280 Public interest certificate


Public interest certificate means a certificate issued under PPLAct, for the disclosure of relevant information. A public interest certificate might be issued, for example, in a situation where there is a threat to life, health or welfare.

In giving certificates for the purposes of PPLAct paragraph 128(1)(a), the Secretary must act in accordance with guidelines (if any) in force under subsection 128(4).

Act reference: PPLAct section 128 Disclosing personal information

PPL Rules

Policy reference: PPL Guide Disclosure of information

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