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PUBLIC INTEREST DISCLOSURES ACT 1994 - SECT 6D
Public interest disclosures policies and guidelines
(1) Each public authority must have a policy that provides for its procedures
for receiving, assessing and dealing with public interest disclosures.
Such a policy must provide that a copy of the policy and an acknowledgment, in
writing, of the receipt of the disclosure is to be provided to a person who
makes a public interest disclosure, within 45 days after the person makes the
(2) The Ombudsman may adopt guidelines for the procedures of
public authorities for receiving, assessing and dealing with
public interest disclosures. The guidelines may include a model policy that
provides for those procedures.
(3) A public authority must have regard to
(but is not bound by) the Ombudsman's guidelines in formulating a policy for
the purposes of this section.
(4) Subsection (1A) does not apply in relation
to a public interest disclosure--
(a) made by a public official in performing
his or her day to day functions as that public official, or
made by a public official, under a statutory or other legal obligation.
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