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WA Australian Law - Comments Written Via Email Through State Building Commission

Discussion in 'Other/General Law Forum' started by P eter Burton, 9 November 2015.

  1. P eter Burton

    P eter Burton Member

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    Are written comments made via email through the State Building Commission and the State Administration Tribunal covered by 'privilege' under Australian Law?
     
  2. Therese

    Therese Well-Known Member

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    My understanding is that under Australian Law privilege is protected between lawyer and client and at common law parties who share a confidential relationship.

    I would assume that the state bodies you have mentioned would not be able to discuss your email comments due to privacy restraints and the issue of confidentiality.

    Therefore I suggest that unless the information disclosed required them to go to police authorities, your email communication should remain between the state body and yourself.
     
  3. P eter Burton

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    Comments by another party about me that have been emailed via the SAT are in question. The comments have not been for public information, but there is no client relationship, just the submission process in relation to a building dispute.

    Does privilege still apply?
     
  4. Therese

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    From my understanding the submission process should remain confidential. Therefore it should not be disclosed.
     

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