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PUBLIC INTEREST DISCLOSURES ACT 2002

- Act 16 of 2002
- Royal Assent 25 June 2002

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART 1 - Preliminary

   1.      1. Short title
   2.      2. Commencement
   3.      3. Interpretation
   4.      4. Public bodies and officers
   5.      5. Act binds Crown

   PART 2 - Disclosures of improper conduct and detrimental action

   6.      6. Disclosures about improper conduct or detrimental action
   7.      7. Persons to whom disclosures may be made
   7A.     7A. Disclosures by other persons
   8.      8. Anonymous disclosure
   9.      9. Disclosure may be made where identity of person not known
   10.     10. Disclosures cannot be made about past conduct
   11.     11. Legal professional privilege not affected
   12.     12. Disclosure to Commissioner of Police taken to be disclosure
           to public body

   PART 3 - Protection

   13.     13. Application of Part
   14.     14. Protected disclosure
   15.     15. Certain further information also protected
   16.     16. Immunity from liability
   17.     17. Confidentiality provisions do not apply
   18.     18. Liability for own conduct
   19.     19. Protection from reprisal
   20.     20. Proceedings for damages for reprisal
   21.     21. Application for injunction or order
   22.     22. Injunction or order
   23.     23. Offence to reveal confidential information
   24.     24. 
   25.     25. Certain persons continue to be protected

   PART 4 -
   .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  

   26.     26. 
   27.     27. 
   28.     28. 
   29.     29. 

   PART 4A - Disclosure made to Integrity Commission

   29A.    29A. Action by Integrity Commission on receipt of disclosure
   29B.    29B. Referral of disclosure to Integrity Commission
   29C.    29C. Action by Integrity Commission on referred disclosure
   29D.    29D. Notice of referral

   PART 5 - Determination of public interest disclosures Division 1 -
   Determination by Ombudsman of public interest disclosures

   30.     30. Determination by Ombudsman of disclosure as public interest
           disclosure
   31.     31. Notice of determination
   32.     32. Notice of alternative procedure

           Division 2 - Determination by public bodies of public interest
           disclosures

   33.     33. Determination by public body of disclosure as public interest
           disclosure
   34.     34. Procedure where public body determines disclosure to be
           public interest disclosure
   35.     35. Procedure where public body determines disclosure not to be
           public interest disclosure
   36.     36. 
   37.     37. Determination by Ombudsman

   PART 6 - Investigation of public interest disclosures by the
   Ombudsman Division 1 - Functions of Ombudsman

   38.     38. Functions of Ombudsman under this Act

           Division 2 - Requirement to investigate

   39.     39. Duty to investigate
   39A.    39A. Investigation to be completed as soon as practicable
   40.     40. Matters that do not have to be investigated
   41.     41. Referral of matters for investigation otherwise than under
           this Act
   42.     42. Referral of public interest disclosures to relevant public
           body for investigation
   43.     43. Provision of information by Ombudsman
   44.     44. Notice of referral

           Division 3 - Investigation by Ombudsman

   45.     45. Procedures for investigation
   46.     46. Notice of investigation
   47.     47. Investigation to be private
   48.     48. Hearing not required
   49.     49. Taking of evidence
   50.     50. Disclosure of privileged or confidential information to
           Ombudsman
   51.     51. Deliberations of Ministers and Parliamentary committees not to
           be disclosed
   52.     52. Power to enter premises
   53.     53. Consultation and comment
   54.     54. Obstruction
   55.     55. Opportunity to be heard before adverse report

           Division 4 - Action on completion of investigation

   56.     56. Report on investigation
   57.     57. Notice of implementation of recommendation
   58.     58. Report to Parliament
   59.     59. Person who made disclosure to be informed

   PART 7 - Investigation of public interest disclosures by public
   bodies Division 1 - Establishment of procedures

   60.     60. Public body to establish procedures that comply with
           guidelines and standards
   61.     61. Availability of procedures
   62.     62. Review of procedures
   62A.    62A. Role of principal officer
   62B.    62B. Delegation by principal officer

           Division 2 - Requirement to investigate

   63.     63. Duty to investigate
   64.     64. Matters that do not have to be investigated
   65.     65. Decision by public body not to investigate
   66.     66. 
   67.     67. Determination by Ombudsman
   68.     68. Referral to Ombudsman by public body
   69.     69. Ombudsman may take over investigation
   70.     70. Provision of information to Ombudsman
   71.     71. Ombudsman's powers in relation to certain investigations
   72.     72. Notice of referral

           Division 3 - Investigation by public body

   73.     73. Investigation to be in accordance with procedures
   74.     74. Information about progress of investigation

           Division 4 - Action on investigation

   75.     75. Action to be taken by public body
   76.     76. Report on investigation
   77.     77. Report to person making disclosure
   77A.    77A. Investigations to be completed within 6 months

   PART 8 - Investigation of disclosures about members of Parliament

   78.     78. Referral of disclosure to Ombudsman
   79.     79. Determination of disclosure as public interest disclosure
   80.     80. Notice of determination
   81.     81. Investigation by Ombudsman
   82.     82. Investigations to be conducted in accordance with
           Division 3 of Part 6
   83.     83. Report on investigation

   PART 9 - Annual reports and other reports

   84.     84. Annual report by Ombudsman
   85.     85. Other reports by Ombudsman
   86.     86. Annual reports by public body

   PART 10 - General

   87.     87. Offence to make false disclosure
   88.     88. Protection of Ombudsman and officers
   89.     89. Evidence not admissible
   90.     90. Exemption from Right to Information Act 2009
   91.     91. Regulations
   92.     92. Administration of Act

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