(1) Subject to this section, on completing an investigation under this Part, the Chief Commissioner—
(a) must report to the IBAC, in writing—
(i) the findings of the investigation; and
(ii) the steps (if any) taken or proposed to be taken under section 178(1)(a) ; and
(b) may, if he or she considers it necessary to do so, give the Premier or the Minister information, in writing, about a matter relating to or arising out of the investigation.
(2) The Chief Commissioner must not give the Premier or the Minister information under subsection (1)(b)—
(a) that the Chief Commissioner considers would cause unreasonable damage to a person's reputation; or
(b) that is likely to lead to the identification of a person who has made an assessable disclosure.
S. 179(3) amended by No. 2/2019 s. 89(Sch. 1 Pt D item 6).
(3) However, the Chief Commissioner may give the Premier or the Minister information under subsection (1)(b) that is information to which section 53(2)(a) , (c) or (d) of the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2012 applies.
(4) The Chief Commissioner must notify the IBAC, in writing, of any information given to the Premier or the Minister under subsection (1)(b).