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INDEPENDENT BROAD-BASED ANTI-CORRUPTION COMMISSION ACT 2011 - SECT 59

Notice of dismissal, investigation or referral of complaint or notification


S. 59(1) amended by No. 30/2016 s. 21(1), substituted by No. 2/2019 s. 116(1).

    (1)     Subject to subsections (2) and (4), the IBAC may notify the person who made a complaint to the IBAC—

        (a)     of the action referred to in section 58 that the IBAC has taken; or

        (b)     if applicable, that the IBAC has deferred taking that action while the subject matter of the complaint is being investigated by another person or body.

S. 59(2) amended by No. 2/2019 s. 57(Sch.  1 Pt A item 6).

    (2)     Subject to subsection (4), the IBAC must notify the person who made a public interest complaint of—

        (a)     the action referred to in section 58 which the IBAC has taken; and

S. 59(2)(b) amended by No. 2/2019 s. 57(Sch.  1 Pt A item 6).

        (b)     in the case of a decision by the IBAC to dismiss the public interest complaint—the reasons for the decision.

S. 59(3) amended by No. 70/2013 s. 3(Sch.  1 item 23.2).

    (3)     A notification under subsection (2) must be given within a reasonable time after the action has been taken or the investigation has commenced.

S. 59(3A) inserted by No. 30/2016 s. 21(2), substituted by No. 2/2019 s. 116(2).

    (3A)     Subject to subsection (4), the IBAC may notify the person who made a notification to the IBAC—

        (a)     of the action referred to in section 58 that the IBAC has taken; or

        (b)     if applicable, that the IBAC has deferred taking that action while the subject matter of the notification is being investigated by another person or body.

S. 59(4) amended by No. 30/2016 s. 21(3).

    (4)     The IBAC must not notify a person under subsection (1), (2) or (3A) if the IBAC considers that notifying that person would—

        (a)     not be in the public interest or in the interests of justice; or

        (b)     put a person's safety at risk; or

        (c)     cause unreasonable damage to a person's reputation; or

S. 59(4)(d) amended by No. 37/2014 s. 10(Sch. item 85.7).

        (d)     prejudice an investigation under this Act or an investigation by Victoria Police or the person or body to which the referral was made; or

        (e)     otherwise contravene any applicable statutory secrecy obligations or which would involve the unreasonable disclosure of information relating to the personal affairs of any person.

S. 59(5) substituted by No. 2/2019 s. 116(3).

    (5)     A notification under subsection (1) or (2), other than a notification relating to the dismissal of a complaint under section 58(a), must include a written statement advising the recipient that it is an offence under section 184 to disclose the content of the notification.

Pt 3 Div. 3A (Heading and ss 59A59P) inserted by No. 30/2016 s. 22.

Division 3A—Preliminary inquiries

S. 59A inserted by No. 30/2016 s. 22.



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