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LAWS1141 Assignment

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Assignment for the first assessment task for the course. This related to statutory interpretation.

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Acts Interpretation Act Sio Australian Federal Police Australian constitutional law Government of Australia
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a) Although a ‘definitions’ section is provided, the term ‘disclose’ is not defined. Taking a contextual approach at first instance,ii the common starting point is to examine the dictionary meaning of contentious words.iii The Oxford Dictionary defines ‘disclose’ as ‘making secret or new information known’. As there is no ambiguity as it is a direct action in revealing secret information, the purpose of the Act does not need to be considered. Ms Bale’s positive action in publishing alleged bribery claims by the Australian Federal Police previously unknown to the public satisfies this first element. b) Given that Ms Bale was not aware that the information related to a SIO as she was under ...
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