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Preliminary pages

Membership of the Committee

Chair

Mr Graham Perrett MP

Deputy Chair

The Hon. Judi Moylan MP

Members

The Hon. Laurie Ferguson MP
(From 22 April 2013)

 

The Hon. Shayne Neumann MP
(To 22 April 2013)

  Ms Michelle Rowland MP
  Ms Laura Smyth MP
  The Hon. Dr Sharman Stone MP
  Mr Ross Vasta MP
Supplementary Member The Hon. Bronwyn Bishop MP

Committee Secretariat

Secretary

Dr Anna Dacre

Inquiry Secretary

Ms Pauline Cullen

Research Officer

Ms Frances Meese

Administrative Officers

Ms Katrina Gillogly

 

Ms Rebeka Mills

Terms of reference

On 1 November 2012 the Selection Committee referred the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Bill 2012 (Wilkie Bill) and the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012 to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs for inquiry and report.

On 21 March 2013 the Selection Committee referred Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2013 (PID Bill) to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs for inquiry and report.

List of abbreviations

ABC

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

ACTU

Australian Council of Trade Unions

APSC

Australian Public Service Commission

ASIO

Australia Security Intelligence Organisation

ASIS

Australian Secret Intelligence Service

COAG

Council of Australian Governments

CPSU

Community and Public Sector Union

FWA

Fair Work Act 2009

IGIS

Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security

LACA

House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs (predecessor to this Committee)

MOPS

Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984

PID

Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2013

SBS

Special Broadcasting Service

TJN

Tax Justice Network Australia

Wilkie

Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblower Protection) Bill 2012

List of recommendations

Recommendation 1

The Committee recommends that the House of Representatives pass the Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2013 having given consideration to amendments based on issues raised in this Advisory Report, in particular:

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