Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Act 2004

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Relationship to other provisions

21 Relationship to other provisions

(1)

In this section, provision means a provision—

(a)

of any enactment (including, without limitation, section 184 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 and any rules made under section 409 of the Crimes Act 1961); or

(b)

of a rule of law; or

(c)

contained in any contract, agreement, instrument, or document.

(2)

If a reference in a provision to—

(a)

an individual’s criminal record or to an individual’s character or fitness is applied to an eligible individual, it must be interpreted in a way that is consistent with the eligible individual’s rights under the clean slate scheme; and

(b)

an ability to request the disclosure of information about an individual is applied to an eligible individual’s criminal record, it must be interpreted in a way that is consistent with the eligible individual’s right to have his or her criminal record concealed.

(3)

Nothing in this Act affects an eligible individual’s right under any provision to request information about, or a copy of, his or her own criminal record.

Section 21(1)(a): amended, on 1 July 2013, by section 413 of the Criminal Procedure Act 2011 (2011 No 81).