152 Disclosure of information about claimant, refugee, or protected person by government agencies

(1)

An officer or employee of any government agency may, for the purpose of assisting a refugee and protection officer or the Tribunal to determine a claim or investigate a matter involving a claimant or a refugee or a protected person in New Zealand, disclose information about that claimant, refugee, or person to the refugee and protection officer or the Tribunal.

(2)

When requesting the assistance, the refugee and protection officer or the Tribunal must—

(a)

inform the other officer or employee of the requirements of confidentiality in section 151; and

(b)

require that officer or employee not to disclose information of the kind described in section 151(1) to any other agency, body, or person, except as provided for in that section.

(3)

To avoid doubt, a refugee and protection officer or the Tribunal does not breach section 151 when requesting the assistance of a person under subsection (1).