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PUBLIC INTEREST DISCLOSURES ACT 1994 - SECT 12C
Disclosure concerning Commission, ICAC Inspector and officers of Commission and ICAC Inspector
(1) To be protected by this Act, a disclosure by a public official to the
ICAC Inspector must--
(a) be made in accordance with the
Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988 , and
(b) be a disclosure
that the person making the disclosure honestly believes, on reasonable
grounds, shows or tends to show corrupt conduct, maladministration or serious
and substantial waste of public money by the Commission, an officer of the
Commission or an officer of the ICAC Inspector.
(2) To be protected by this
Act, a disclosure by a public official to an investigating authority (being
the Auditor-General or the Ombudsman) concerning the Commission or an officer
of the Commission must relate to a matter referred by the ICAC Inspector to
the investigating authority under section 57C (f) of the Independent
Commission Against Corruption Act 1988 .
(3) Despite section 11, a disclosure
by a public official to the Ombudsman that the person making the disclosure
honestly believes, on reasonable grounds, shows or tends to show that, in the
exercise of a function relating to a matter of administration conferred or
imposed on the ICAC Inspector, the ICAC Inspector has engaged or proposes to
engage in conduct of a kind that amounts to corrupt conduct or
maladministration or has seriously and substantially wasted public money is
protected by this Act.
(4) The Ombudsman may investigate, and report on, in
accordance with the Ombudsman Act 1974 , any matter raised by a disclosure
made to it that is of a kind referred to in subsection (3).
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