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140Absolute privilege

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(1)For the purposes of the law of defamation, the following are absolutely privileged—

(a)the publication of a matter by the Commissioner in the exercise of any of his or her functions;

(b)the publication of a matter by a member of the Advisory Panel in the exercise of any of his or her functions;

(c)the publication of a matter by a person in compliance with a requirement in a decision notice;

(d)the publication, in a communication between—

(i)the Commissioner, and

(ii)a protected person,

of a matter in connection with an inquiry or investigation;

(e)the publication, in a communication between—

(i)the complainant or a person acting on behalf of the complainant, and

(ii)a representative,

of a matter in connection with an investigation under Part 5 or Part 6.

(2)In this section a reference to the Commissioner includes the following persons—

(a)the members of the Commissioner’s staff;

(b)any person acting on the Commissioner’s behalf or assisting in the exercise of the Commissioner’s functions.

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