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PUBLIC INTEREST DISCLOSURES ACT 2012 - SECT 14

Persons or bodies to which certain public interest disclosures must be made

Except as provided in section 15, a public interest disclosure must be made—

        (a)     to the Integrity and Oversight Committee or a Presiding Officer, if the disclosure relates to—

              (i)     the Victorian Inspectorate; or

              (ii)     a Victorian Inspectorate Officer;

        (b)     to the Victorian Inspectorate, if the disclosure relates to—

              (i)     the IBAC; or

              (ii)     an IBAC Officer; or

S. 14(b)(iii) amended by No. 50/2021 s. 137(1)(a).

              (iii)     a Public Interest Monitor; or

S. 14(b)(iv) inserted by No. 50/2021 s. 137(1)(b).

              (iv)     the Office of the Special Investigator; or

S. 14(b)(v) inserted by No. 50/2021 s. 137(1)(b).

              (v)     an OSI officer;

        (c)     to the IBAC or the Judicial Commission, if the disclosure relates to—

              (i)     a judicial officer; or

              (ii)     a member of VCAT who is not a judicial officer;

S. 14(d) substituted by No. 50/2021 s. 137(2).

        (d)     to the IBAC or to Victoria Police, if the disclosure relates to—

              (i)     a member of Victoria Police personnel, other than the Chief Commissioner of Police; and

              (ii)     a matter other than a matter described in paragraph (da);

S. 14(da) inserted by No. 50/2021 s. 137(2).

        (da)     to the IBAC, to Victoria Police or to the Office of the Special Investigator if the disclosure relates to a member of Victoria Police personnel and conduct arising from, or out of, the use of Nicola Maree Gobbo as a human source within the meaning of the Special Investigator Act 2021 ;

        (e)     to the IBAC or the Ombudsman, if the disclosure relates to—

              (i)     a Councillor; or

              (ii)     the Information Commissioner; or

              (iii)     the Health Complaints Commissioner appointed under the Health Complaints Act 2016 ;

        (f)     to the IBAC or the Victorian Inspectorate, if the disclosure relates to—

              (i)     the Chief Examiner or an Examiner appointed under section 21 of the Major Crime (Investigative Powers) Act 2004 ; or

              (ii)     an Ombudsman officer; or

              (iii)     a VAGO officer; or

              (iv)     a Judicial Commission officer, other than a judicial member of the Board of the Judicial Commission;

        (g)     to the IBAC, if the disclosure relates to—

              (i)     the Chief Commissioner of Police; or

              (ii)     the Director of Public Prosecutions appointed under the  Constitution Act 1975 ; or

              (iii)     the Chief Crown Prosecutor appointed under the Public Prosecutions Act 1994 ; or

              (iv)     the Solicitor-General appointed under the Attorney-General and Solicitor-General Act 1972 ; or

              (v)     the Governor appointed under the  Constitution Act 1975 ; or

              (vi)     the Lieutenant-Governor or Administrator appointed under the  Constitution Act 1975 ; or

              (vii)     the Director, Police Integrity, appointed under the Police Integrity Act 2008 ; or

              (viii)     the Electoral Commissioner appointed under the Electoral Act 2002 ; or

              (ix)     a commissioner within the meaning of the Inquiries Act 2014 ; or

              (x)     a member of a Board of Inquiry within the meaning of the Inquiries Act 2014 ; or

              (xi)     a judicial employee employed under Division 3 of Part 6 of the Public Administration Act 2004 ; or

              (xii)     a Ministerial officer employed under Division 1 of Part 6 of the Public Administration Act 2004 ; or

              (xiii)     a Parliamentary adviser employed under Division 2 of Part 6 of the Public Administration Act 2004 ; or

              (xiv)     an electorate officer employed under Part 4 of the Parliamentary Administration Act 2005 ; or

              (xv)     a Parliamentary officer within the meaning of section 4(1) of the Parliamentary Administration Act 2005 .

S. 15 substituted by No. 2/2019 s. 9.



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