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Advisory Report Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2013

May 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013

ISBN 978-1-74366-036-2 (Printed version)
ISBN 978-1-74366-037-9 (HTML version)

View the report as a single document - (PDF 487KB)


View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Preliminary pages (PDF 102KB)
 
Chapter 1 Introduction (PDF 74KB)

Scope of the bills
PID Bill
Referral of the Bills
Previous inquiries
Conduct of the inquiries
PID Bill
Scope of the report

 
Chapter 2 Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Bill 2012 (PDF 139KB)

Scope of the Act
Making a public interest disclosure
Investigations
Public interest disclosures to third parties
Obligations of agencies
Legal protection for disclosures
Oversight of public interest disclosures
Miscellaneous
Members of Parliament
Coverage of Members of Parliament and their staff
Members of Parliament as recipients for public interest disclosures
A separate agency
False claims –‘qui tam’ remedies
Public Interest Disclosure (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012

 
Chapter 3 Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2013 (PDF 241KB)

Detail of the Bill
Background
PID Bill
Introduction
Protection of disclosers
Existing protections
False and misleading statements
Protection from reprisals
Compensation
Protection of identity
Public interest disclosures
Public interest disclosures
External disclosures
Emergency disclosures
Legal practitioner disclosure
Disclosable conduct
Disagreement with government policies
Intelligence agencies
Authorised internal recipients
Investigations
Obligation to investigate
Administrative matters
Additional obligations and functions
Officials and agencies
Intelligence information
Miscellaneous
Standards
Appropriate resourcing
Parliamentary privilege
Other issues

 
Chapter 4 Committee Comment (PDF 88KB)
 
Appendix A—List of submissions (PDF 36KB)

Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Bill 2012 (the Wilkie Bill) and the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012
Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2013

 
Appendix B—List of witnesses (PDF 51KB)

Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Bill 2012 (the Wilkie Bill) and the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012

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