Equal Status Act 2000

Requirement to provide information.

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34. (1) For the purpose of enabling the F77 [ Director of the Workplace Relations Commission ] to exercise his or her functions under this Part, the F77 [ Director of the Workplace Relations Commission ]

( a ) may require a person who, in the opinion of the F77 [ Director of the Workplace Relations Commission ] is in possession of, or has in his or her power or control, any information relevant to the exercise of those functions, to furnish that information to the F77 [ Director of the Workplace Relations Commission ] , and

( b ) where appropriate, may require such person to attend before the F77 [ Director of the Workplace Relations Commission ] for that purpose,

and the person shall comply with the requirement accordingly.

(2) A requirement under subsection (1) may specify a time and place at which information is to be furnished or a person is to attend, and if no such time or place is specified in the requirement, the person to whom the requirement is addressed shall comply with it as soon as is reasonably practicable.

(3) A person required to attend before the F77 [ Director of the Workplace Relations Commission ] under subsection (1)(b)

( a ) shall answer fully and truthfully any question put to him or her by the F77 [ Director of the Workplace Relations Commission ] (other than a question the answer to which might incriminate the person), and

( b ) if so requested by the F77 [ Director of the Workplace Relations Commission ] , shall sign a declaration of the truth of his or her answers to any such question.

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Substituted (1.10.2015) by Workplace Relations Act 2015 (16/2015), s. 84(1)(b), S.I. No. 410 of 2015, subject to transitional provision in subs. (2).