(1) Despite section 9, a disclosure is not a public interest disclosure if the person making the disclosure expressly states in writing that the disclosure is not a public interest disclosure.
Consequently, the disclosure is not required to be notified to, or assessed by, the IBAC, the Victorian Inspectorate or the Integrity and Oversight Committee and the protections under Part 6 do not apply to the disclosure.
(2) A written statement referred to in subsection (1) must be given to the entity to which the disclosure is made no later than 28 days after the disclosure is made.
Subsection (2) does not operate to prevent a receiving entity from notifying a disclosure under Division 1 of Part 3 at any time before the expiry of the 28 day period referred to in that subsection if, at the time of the notification, the person has not made a statement under subsection (1).
S. 20 substituted by No. 2/2019 s. 9.