Parliamentary Privilege Act 2014

12 Production or use of documents or oral evidence House or committee received in private, or as secret evidence

(1)

This subsection applies to a document that has been prepared for the purpose of submission, and submitted, to the House or a committee, and that—

(a)

was received (as advice, evidence, or otherwise) in private by, and so is confidential to, the House or the committee; or

(b)

was received as secret evidence by the House or the committee, and so generally cannot be disclosed.

(2)

A court or tribunal must not require to be produced, or admit into evidence, or admit evidence relating to, a document to which subsection (1) applies, unless the House or the committee has communicated to the public, or authorised the communication to the public of, that document.

(3)

This subsection applies to oral evidence taken by the House or a committee, and that—

(a)

was received (as advice, evidence, or otherwise) in private by, and so is confidential to, the House or the committee; or

(b)

was heard as secret evidence by the House or the committee, and so generally cannot be disclosed.

(4)

A court or tribunal must not admit evidence concerning, or require to be produced or admit into evidence a document recording or reporting, oral evidence to which subsection (3) applies, unless the House or the committee has communicated to the public, or authorised the communication to the public of, that oral evidence.

Compare: Parliamentary Privileges Act 1987 s 16(4) (Aust)