96G Representative parties

(1)

An agency that represents the interests of a class of agencies may enter into an information sharing agreement with a department if that agency is—

(a)

a public sector agency that is not a department; or

(b)

a private sector agency.

(2)

If an agreement is proposed to be entered into under subsection (1), any agency (except a department) that is a member of the class of agencies referred to in that subsection may become a party to the agreement by being sufficiently identified in a schedule to the agreement (a Schedule of Parties).

(3)

At any time after an agreement has been entered into the lead agency may, with or without the consent of any agency,—

(a)

amend the Schedule of Parties to add or remove agencies as parties:

(b)

substitute a new Schedule of Parties.

(4)

An agency that becomes a party to the agreement under subsection (2) or (3) may, but need not, share or participate in the sharing of any personal information with 1 or more other agencies in accordance with the terms of the agreement.

(5)

Unless the context otherwise requires, every reference in this Part to a party to an information sharing agreement includes an agency that becomes a party to an agreement under subsection (2) or (3).

Section 96G: inserted, on 27 February 2013, by section 8 of the Privacy Amendment Act 2013 (2013 No 1).