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Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2013 [Provisions]

Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2013 [Provisions]

13 June 2013

© Commonwealth of Australia 2013
ISBN 978-1-74229-849-8

View the report as a single document - (PDF 217KB)


View the report as separate downloadable parts:

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MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE (PDF 26KB)
 
RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF 7KB)
 
CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION (PDF 16KB)

Purpose of the Bill
Structure and key aspects of the Bill
Conduct of the inquiry
Acknowledgement
Note on references

 
CHAPTER 2 - KEY ISSUES (PDF 90KB)

Complexity of the Bill
External disclosures
Internal disclosures to an immediate supervisor or manager
Emergency disclosures
Exclusion of conduct connected to intelligence agencies and intelligence information
Loss of immunity from civil, criminal or administrative liability
Omission of conduct of members of parliament from the Bill's coverage

 
CHAPTER 3 - COMMITTEE VIEW AND RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF 31KB)

Internal disclosures
External disclosures
Loss of immunity from civil, criminal or administrative liability
Clause 81 and preservation of parliamentary privilege
Role of Commonwealth agencies, Commonwealth Ombudsman and IGIS  
Need for review
Other matters

 
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS BY THE AUSTRALIAN GREENS (PDF 14KB)

Emergency disclosures
Members of parliament and their staff
Intelligence agencies
Provide incentives for disclosure

 
APPENDIX 1 - SUBMISSIONS RECEIVED (PDF 6KB)
 
APPENDIX 2 - WITNESSES WHO APPEARED BEFORE THE COMMITTEE (PDF 4KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560
Fax: +61 2 6277 5794
Email: legcon.sen@aph.gov.au

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