The IPPs do not apply where the authority to collect, use, store and disclose personal information is otherwise authorised under legislation.
The PLA operates under the Prostitution Act 1999. Relevant sections of the Prostitution Act include ss. 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 20, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 42, 101, 111, and 133.
A copy of the Prostitution Act may be downloaded from www.legislation.qld.gov.au.
In particular, under s. 133 of the Prostitution Act, an official must not disclose information obtained by the official in the administration of the Act. An 'official' means the Minister, the Police Commissioner, a member of the PLA, the Executive Director or a member of the staff of the Office of the PLA, or an authorised officer of a relevant local government. However, s. 133 does not apply to a disclosure of information:
- with the consent of the person from whom the information was obtained
- in the administration of the Prostitution Act
- to the Minister
- to the Police Commissioner
- with the approval of the PLA, to a person administering a corresponding law
- in a proceeding under the Prostitution Act or a report of the proceeding
- in a proceeding before a court in which the information is relevant to the issue before the court
- if the information would normally be made available to any member of the public on request.