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CRIMES ACT 1914 - SECT 15JR

Integrity testing operations--disclosure endangering safety etc.

Offence--disclosure endangering safety etc.

             (1)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person discloses information; and

                     (b)  the information relates to an integrity testing operation; and

                     (c)  either:

                              (i)  the person intends to endanger the health or safety of any person or prejudice the effective conduct of an integrity testing operation; or

                             (ii)  the disclosure of the information will endanger the health or safety of any person or prejudice the effective conduct of an integrity testing operation.

Penalty:  Imprisonment for 10 years.

Exceptions--authorised disclosure

             (2)  Subsection (1) does not apply if the disclosure was:

                     (a)  in connection with the administration or execution of this Part; or

                     (b)  for the purposes of obtaining legal advice in relation to the integrity testing operation; or

                     (c)  for the purposes of any disciplinary or legal action in relation to a staff member of a target agency, if arising out of, or otherwise related to, the integrity testing operation; or

                     (d)  in connection with the administration or execution of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 ; or

                     (e)  a disclosure to an authority of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory; or

                      (f)  in accordance with any requirement imposed by law; or

                     (g)  in connection with the performance of functions or duties, or the exercise of powers, of the target agency in relation to which the operation was conducted.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (2)--see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code .

Exception--corruption issue or misconduct

             (3)  Subsection (1) does not apply if:

                     (a)  the person (the discloser ) discloses the information to the Integrity Commissioner; and

                     (b)  the discloser informs the person to whom the disclosure is made of the discloser's identity before making the disclosure; and

                     (c)  the information concerns a corruption issue, or misconduct, in relation to an integrity testing operation; and

                     (d)  the discloser considers that the information may assist the Integrity Commissioner to perform the Commissioner's functions or duties; and

                     (e)  the discloser makes the disclosure in good faith.

Note:          A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsection (3)--see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code .



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