18 Meaning of agency otherwise

(1) For this Act, other than for chapter 3, an agency means—
(a) a Minister; or
(b) a department; or
(c) a local government; or
(d) a public authority.

(2) However, for this Act other than for chapter 3, agency does not include an entity to which the privacy principles do not apply.

(3) For this Act—
(a) a board, council, committee, subcommittee or other body established by government to help, or to perform functions connected with, an agency is not a separate agency, but is taken to be comprised within the agency; and
(b) a reference to an agency includes a reference to a body that is taken to be comprised within the agency; and
(c) a reference to local government includes a reference to the Wide Bay Water Corporation.