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PUBLIC INTEREST DISCLOSURES ACT 1994 - SECT 12C

Disclosure concerning Commission, ICAC Inspector and officers of Commission and ICAC Inspector

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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