4 Act not intended to prevent other publication or access

(1) This Act is not intended to prevent or discourage the publication of information or the giving of access to documents otherwise than under this Act if the publication or giving of access can properly be done or is permitted or required to be done by law.

(2) To remove any doubt, it is declared that subsection

(1) applies to—

(a) the giving of access to documents to which this Act does not apply, exempt documents and contrary to public interest documents; and

(b) the publication of information and the giving of access to documents by an entity to which this Act does not apply or to which this Act does not apply in relation to a particular function.