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Public Interest Disclosures Bill 2007 [2008]

Schedule 2 Amendment of Ombudsman Act 1976

   

1  After subsection 5(4)

Insert:

          (4A)  Nothing in subsection (2) prevents the Ombudsman from investigating detrimental action taken against any person as a result of the making of a public interest disclosure under the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2007 , including:

                     (a)  detrimental action taken by or against persons employed in the Australian Public Service or the service of a prescribed authority; and

                     (b)  detrimental action arising from a public interest disclosure made about or concerning a member of Parliament or a judicial officer.