(1) The IBAC may give advice to the public sector on any matter included in a guideline issued by the IBAC under this Part.
(2) The giving of advice by the IBAC under subsection (1) does not give rise to—
(a) any right, expectation, duty or obligation that would not otherwise be conferred or imposed on the person to whom the advice is given; or
(b) any defence that would not otherwise be available to that person.
(3) Without limiting subsection (2)(b), the giving of advice by the IBAC under subsection (1) does not give rise to a defence to proceedings for an offence under section 45(1).