Wednesday, 19 June 2013
Public Interest Disclosure (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2013; Consideration in Detail
by leave—I move amendments (1) and (2) as circulated in my name together:
(1) Schedule 1, page 6 (after line 15), after item 7, insert:
7A After subsection 5(4)
(4A) Paragraph (2)(d) does not prevent the Ombudsman from investigating action that, under subsection 5A(1), is taken to relate to a matter of administration.
(2) Schedule 1, item 8, page 6 (line 29), omit "it", substitute "the conduct, and any action taken by the agency in relation to the disclosure,".
I refer to my contribution to the Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2013 and the amendments moved to that bill. For the reasons stated in that contribution, I commend the amendments to the House.