Disclaimer and Intellectual Property Notices for Montara Report Call for Submissions and Comments
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Confidential submissions and Comments
Where a respondent submits a statement in writing and in confidence the Department will, as far as possible, treat the statement as confidential.
However, certain exceptions apply. These exceptions apply where some or all of a submission or comment is disclosed:
- by the Commonwealth to the responsible Minister;
- by the Commonwealth, in response to a request by a House or a Committee of the Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia;
- by the Commonwealth within the Department, or with another Commonwealth agency, where this serves the Commonwealth's legitimate interests;
- by the Commonwealth to the Auditor General, Ombudsman or Privacy Commissioner;
- as required by Law; or
where the information in the public domain otherwise than due to a breach of these confidentiality undertakings.
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The Commonwealth reserves the right to remove inappropriate or offensive materials contained in individual submissions.