(1) If the Integrity and Oversight Committee has determined that a public interest disclosure relating to the Victorian Inspectorate or a Victorian Inspectorate Officer is a public interest complaint, the Committee must engage an independent person to investigate the public interest complaint under section 30 of the Parliamentary Committees Act 2003 .
(2) The Integrity and Oversight Committee must notify the engagement of an independent person to investigate a public interest complaint relating to the Victorian Inspectorate or a Victorian Inspectorate Officer to—
(a) the Minister; and
(b) the Inspector, unless the Committee reasonably believes that notifying the Inspector could prejudice the investigation.
(3) For the purposes of this section, a Victorian Inspectorate Officer does not include the Inspector.
(4) In this section—
"Inspector" has the same meaning as in section 3(1) of the Victorian Inspectorate Act 2011 .
S. 33E inserted by No. 2/2019 s. 14.