Title National Anti-Corruption Commission Bill 2022
Database Bills & Legislation
Long Title a Bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of the National Anti-Corruption Commission, and for related purposes
Date 28-09-2022 09:15 AM
Source House of Reps
Parl No. 47
Bill Number 94/22
Bill Type Government
Portfolio Attorney-General
Reps Bill Code M
Status Act
System Id legislation/bills/r6917_first-reps/0000


National Anti-Corruption Commission Bill 2022
</head> <body lang="EN-AU" link="blue" vlink="purple" xml:lang="EN-AU"> <div class="WordSection1"> <p class="Session"><a name="_Hlk109828736">2022</a></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">The Parliament of the</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt">Commonwealth of Australia</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:14.0pt"> </span></p> <p class="House"><a name="_Hlk114491953">HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES</a></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Reading">Presented and read a first time</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> </span></p> <p class="ShortT"><a name="_Hlk114491951">National Anti‑Corruption Commission Bill 2022</a></p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Actno">No.      , 2022</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="Portfolio">(Attorney‑General)</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> <p class="LongT"><a name="_Hlk114491952">A Bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of the National Anti‑Corruption Commission, and for related purposes</a></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharChapNo"> </span><span class="CharChapText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharPartNo"> </span><span class="CharPartText"> </span></p> <p class="MsoHeader"><span class="CharDivNo"> </span><span class="CharDivText"> </span></p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection2"> <p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:18.0pt">Contents</span></p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 1—Preliminary<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">1</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">1............ Short title............................................................................................ 1</p> <p class="MsoToc5">2............ Commencement.................................................................................. 2</p> <p class="MsoToc5">3............ Objects of this Act.............................................................................. 2</p> <p class="MsoToc5">4............ Simplified outline of this Act............................................................. 3</p> <p class="MsoToc5">5............ Application of this Act....................................................................... 4</p> <p class="MsoToc5">6............ Crown to be bound............................................................................. 4</p> <p class="MsoToc5">7............ Definitions.......................................................................................... 4</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 2—Key concepts used in this Act<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">14</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Corrupt conduct and corruption issues<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">14</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">8............ Meaning of <i>corrupt conduct</i>............................................................. 14</p> <p class="MsoToc5">9............ Meaning of <i>corruption issue</i>............................................................ 16</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Public officials<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">17</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">10.......... Meaning of <i>public official</i>................................................................ 17</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Commonwealth agencies and the heads of those agencies <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">18</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">11.......... Commonwealth agencies and the heads of those agencies.............. 18</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Staff members of Commonwealth agencies<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">21</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">12.......... Meaning of s<i>taff member</i>—Commonwealth agencies..................... 21</p> <p class="MsoToc5">13.......... Meaning of <i>contracted service provider</i> for a <i>Commonwealth contract</i> 25</p> <p class="MsoToc5">14.......... Meaning of <i>statutory office holder</i>................................................... 27</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 5—Commonwealth integrity agencies<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">28</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">15.......... Meaning of <i>Commonwealth integrity agency</i>.................................. 28</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 3—The National Anti‑Corruption Commission<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">29</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—The Commissioner<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                              </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">29</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">16.......... The Commissioner........................................................................... 29</p> <p class="MsoToc5">17.......... Functions of the Commissioner........................................................ 29</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—The Deputy Commissioners<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">31</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">18.......... The Deputy Commissioners............................................................. 31</p> <p class="MsoToc5">19.......... Functions of a Deputy Commissioner.............................................. 31</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—The National Anti‑Corruption Commission<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">32</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">20.......... Establishment of the National Anti‑Corruption Commission.......... 32</p> <p class="MsoToc5">21.......... Constitution of the NACC................................................................ 32</p> <p class="MsoToc5">22.......... Functions of the NACC.................................................................... 32</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 4—Protections for disclosers under this Act<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">33</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Meaning of NACC disclosure<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">33</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">23.......... Meaning of <i>NACC disclosure</i>........................................................... 33</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Protection of persons from liability<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">34</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">24.......... Protection of persons from liability.................................................. 34</p> <p class="MsoToc5">25.......... Liability for false or misleading statements unaffected................... 34</p> <p class="MsoToc5">26.......... Person’s liability for own conduct not affected................................ 34</p> <p class="MsoToc5">27.......... Claims for protection........................................................................ 34</p> <p class="MsoToc5">28.......... Protection has effect despite other Commonwealth laws................. 35</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Protection from reprisals<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                 </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">37</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">29.......... What constitutes taking a reprisal.................................................... 37</p> <p class="MsoToc5">30.......... Offences—taking a reprisal or threatening to take a reprisal........... 37</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Protection for journalists’ informants<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">39</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">31.......... Protection for journalists’ informants............................................... 39</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 5—Referring corruption issues<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">40</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Voluntary referrals<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">40</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">32.......... Any person may refer corruption issue............................................ 40</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Mandatory referrals<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">41</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">33.......... Mandatory referral—Commonwealth agencies other than intelligence agencies    41</p> <p class="MsoToc5">34.......... Mandatory referral—intelligence agencies...................................... 41</p> <p class="MsoToc5">35.......... Mandatory referral—Public Interest Disclosure Act disclosures..... 42</p> <p class="MsoToc5">36.......... Mandatory referral—secrecy protection provisions......................... 43</p> <p class="MsoToc5">37.......... Mandatory referral—exceptions....................................................... 43</p> <p class="MsoToc5">38.......... Mandatory referral—timing and information requirements............. 43</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Other matters relating to referrals<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                              </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">45</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">39.......... Effect of referral on continued actions............................................. 45</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 6—Dealing with corruption issues<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">46</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Dealing with corruption issues<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">46</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">40.......... Commissioner may deal with corruption issues............................... 46</p> <p class="MsoToc5">41.......... How Commissioner deals with corruption issues............................ 46</p> <p class="MsoToc5">42.......... Preliminary investigations by Commissioner................................... 47</p> <p class="MsoToc5">43.......... Commissioner’s directions about further action.............................. 48</p> <p class="MsoToc5">44.......... Action that can be taken without permission................................... 49</p> <p class="MsoToc5">45.......... Previous investigations by Commonwealth integrity agencies........ 50</p> <p class="MsoToc5">46.......... Matters dealt with by Independent Parliamentary Expenses Authority.. 51</p> <p class="MsoToc5">47.......... Matters dealt with by Electoral Commissioner................................ 52</p> <p class="MsoToc5">48.......... Public statements about corruption issues........................................ 52</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Investigations conducted by Commonwealth agencies<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">54</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">49.......... Application....................................................................................... 54</p> <p class="MsoToc5">50.......... Commissioner may oversee investigation........................................ 54</p> <p class="MsoToc5">51.......... Commissioner may give directions.................................................. 54</p> <p class="MsoToc5">52.......... Commissioner may require reports.................................................. 54</p> <p class="MsoToc5">53.......... Commissioner’s comments and recommendations.......................... 55</p> <p class="MsoToc5">54.......... Follow‑up action on completion report............................................ 55</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 7—Investigating corruption issues<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">58</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—General<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">58</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">55.......... Application of Part........................................................................... 58</p> <p class="MsoToc5">56.......... Conduct of corruption investigations generally............................... 58</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Requiring information, documents and things<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">59</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Directions to agency heads<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">59</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">57.......... Directions to agency heads............................................................... 59</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Notices to produce<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">59</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">58.......... Notices to produce............................................................................ 59</p> <p class="MsoToc5">59.......... Period for complying........................................................................ 60</p> <p class="MsoToc5">60.......... Offence—failure to comply with notice to produce......................... 61</p> <p class="MsoToc5">61.......... Offence—producing false or misleading information or documents 61</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Hearings<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">63</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Commissioner may hold hearings<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">63</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">62.......... Commissioner may hold hearings.................................................... 63</p> <p class="MsoToc5">63.......... Commissioner may summon persons............................................... 63</p> <p class="MsoToc5">64.......... Summons must set out matters for questioning................................ 64</p> <p class="MsoToc5">65.......... Commissioner may require information, documents and things...... 65</p> <p class="MsoToc5">66.......... Legal representation......................................................................... 65</p> <p class="MsoToc5">67.......... Record of hearings............................................................................ 65</p> <p class="MsoToc5">68.......... Offence—failure to attend hearing................................................... 66</p> <p class="MsoToc5">69.......... Offence—failure to give information, or produce documents or things  66</p> <p class="MsoToc5">70.......... Offence—destroying documents or things....................................... 66</p> <p class="MsoToc5">71.......... Offence—giving false or misleading evidence, information or documents            67</p> <p class="MsoToc5">72.......... Offences—obstructing or hindering hearings, threatening persons present            67</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Private and public hearings<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">68</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">73.......... Private and public hearings.............................................................. 68</p> <p class="MsoToc5">74.......... Evidence that must be given in private............................................ 69</p> <p class="MsoToc5">75.......... Presence of others at private hearings.............................................. 69</p> <p class="MsoToc5">76.......... Request to give evidence in private.................................................. 70</p> <p class="MsoToc5">77.......... Investigation material from private hearings.................................... 71</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision C—Evidence and procedure<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">71</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">78.......... Evidence on oath or by affirmation.................................................. 71</p> <p class="MsoToc5">79.......... Commissioner may take evidence outside Australia........................ 72</p> <p class="MsoToc5">80.......... Examination and cross‑examination of witnesses............................ 72</p> <p class="MsoToc5">81.......... Offence—failure to take an oath, make an affirmation or answer a question         72</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision D—Contempt of the NACC<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">73</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">82.......... Contempt of the NACC.................................................................... 73</p> <p class="MsoToc5">83.......... Application for court to deal with contempt.................................... 74</p> <p class="MsoToc5">84.......... Conduct of contempt proceedings.................................................... 74</p> <p class="MsoToc5">85.......... Person in contempt may be detained................................................ 75</p> <p class="MsoToc5">86.......... Commissioner may withdraw contempt application........................ 76</p> <p class="MsoToc5">87.......... Double jeopardy............................................................................... 76</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision E—Travel documents and arrest of witnesses<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">77</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">88.......... Applying for orders to deliver travel documents.............................. 77</p> <p class="MsoToc5">89.......... Orders to deliver travel documents.................................................. 78</p> <p class="MsoToc5">90.......... Application for warrant to arrest witness......................................... 79</p> <p class="MsoToc5">91.......... Warrant for arrest............................................................................. 80</p> <p class="MsoToc5">92.......... Powers of judge in relation to person arrested................................. 80</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision F—Miscellaneous<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">81</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">93.......... Allowances for travelling and other expenses.................................. 81</p> <p class="MsoToc5">94.......... Protection of Commissioner and legal practitioners assisting.......... 81</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Use and disclosure of certain information and material<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">82</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Non‑disclosure notations<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">82</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">95.......... Non‑disclosure notations.................................................................. 82</p> <p class="MsoToc5">96.......... When non‑disclosure notations must or may be included................ 82</p> <p class="MsoToc5">97.......... Cancelling non‑disclosure notations................................................ 83</p> <p class="MsoToc5">98.......... Offence—failure to comply with non‑disclosure notations............. 84</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Use and disclosure of investigation material<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">85</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">99.......... Meaning of investigation material.................................................... 85</p> <p class="MsoToc5">100........ Directions about use or disclosure of investigation material........... 86</p> <p class="MsoToc5">101........ Offence—use or disclosure of investigation material...................... 87</p> <p class="MsoToc5">102........ Disclosure to IGIS officials and Ombudsman officials.................... 87</p> <p class="MsoToc5">103........ Making investigation material available to courts........................... 88</p> <p class="MsoToc5">104........ Obtaining derivative material........................................................... 89</p> <p class="MsoToc5">105........ Disclosing investigation and derivative material to prosecutors of the witness      89</p> <p class="MsoToc5">106........ Court’s powers to order disclosure and to ensure a fair trial............ 90</p> <p class="MsoToc5">107........ Certain material may always be disclosed to prosecutors of the witness 91</p> <p class="MsoToc5">108........ Use of material by prosecutors......................................................... 92</p> <p class="MsoToc5">109........ Making material available to proceeds of crime authorities............ 93</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 5—Retention and return of documents and things<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">94</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">110........ Commissioner may retain documents and things............................. 94</p> <p class="MsoToc5">111........ When documents and things must be returned................................. 95</p> <p class="MsoToc5">112........ Magistrate may permit documents and things to be retained, forfeited etc.            95</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 6—Privileges and protections<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">98</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">113........ Self‑incrimination............................................................................. 98</p> <p class="MsoToc5">114........ Public interest grounds..................................................................... 99</p> <p class="MsoToc5">115........ Material sought from legal practitioners........................................ 100</p> <p class="MsoToc5">116........ Other protections............................................................................ 100</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 7—Search powers<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">102</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Search powers<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                         </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">102</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">117........ Entering certain places without a search warrant........................... 102</p> <p class="MsoToc5">118........ Receipts for documents and things seized without warrant........... 104</p> <p class="MsoToc5">119........ Search warrants, and stopping and searching conveyances........... 104</p> <p class="MsoToc5">120........ Use and return of documents and things........................................ 104</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Modification of Crimes Act search powers<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">105</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">121........ Application of Subdivision............................................................. 105</p> <p class="MsoToc5">122........ Subsection 3C(1)—definition of <i>evidential material</i>..................... 106</p> <p class="MsoToc5">123........ Divisions 2, 3 and 5 of Part IAA—references to constable and Commissioner      106</p> <p class="MsoToc5">124........ Subsections 3E(1) and (2)—when search warrants can be issued. 106</p> <p class="MsoToc5">125........ Subsection 3E(4)—previous warrants............................................ 108</p> <p class="MsoToc5">126........ Provisions of sections 3E, 3F, 3L and 3LAA................................. 108</p> <p class="MsoToc5">127........ Subparagraph 3LA(2)(b)(i)—accessing computer systems........... 109</p> <p class="MsoToc5">128........ Provisions of section 3T................................................................. 109</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 8—Interaction with criminal procedure and confiscation proceedings<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">111</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Key concepts<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">111</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">129........ Meaning of <i>pre‑charge</i>................................................................... 111</p> <p class="MsoToc5">130........ Meaning of <i>post‑charge</i>................................................................. 111</p> <p class="MsoToc5">131........ Meaning of <i>relevant offence</i>........................................................... 112</p> <p class="MsoToc5">132........ Meaning of <i>imminent</i> and <i>protected suspect</i>.................................. 112</p> <p class="MsoToc5">133........ Meaning of <i>derivative material</i>...................................................... 113</p> <p class="MsoToc5">134........ Meaning of <i>pre‑confiscation application</i>....................................... 113</p> <p class="MsoToc5">135........ Meaning of <i>post‑confiscation application</i>...................................... 114</p> <p class="MsoToc5">136........ Meaning of <i>confiscation proceeding</i>.............................................. 114</p> <p class="MsoToc5">137........ Meaning of <i>relevant confiscation proceeding</i>................................ 114</p> <p class="MsoToc5">138........ Meaning of <i>proceeds of crime authority</i>........................................ 115</p> <p class="MsoToc5">139........ When a charge or confiscation proceeding is <i>resolved</i>.................. 115</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Commissioner’s powers—limited operation provisions <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">116</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">140........ Limited operation—Commissioner’s power to issue notices to produce                116</p> <p class="MsoToc5">141........ Limited operation—Commissioner’s power to hold hearings....... 117</p> <p class="MsoToc5">142........ Limited operation—Commissioner’s power to summon person... 117</p> <p class="MsoToc5">143........ Limited operation—obtaining derivative material......................... 118</p> <p class="MsoToc5">144........ Limited operation—disclosing investigation material to prosecutors of the witness              120</p> <p class="MsoToc5">145........ Limited operation—disclosing derivative material to prosecutors of the witness  120</p> <p class="MsoToc5">146........ Limited operation—material that may always be disclosed to prosecutors of the witness     120</p> <p class="MsoToc5">147........ Limited operation—disclosing material to proceeds of crime authorities               121</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision C—Witness’ fair trial—limited operation<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                              </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">121</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">148........ Limited operation—witness’ fair trial............................................ 121</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 8—Reporting on corruption investigations<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">122</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">149........ Report on corruption investigation................................................. 122</p> <p class="MsoToc5">150........ Effect of findings or opinions about corrupt conduct..................... 123</p> <p class="MsoToc5">151........ Excluding certain information from investigation report............... 124</p> <p class="MsoToc5">152........ Protected information report.......................................................... 124</p> <p class="MsoToc5">153........ Opportunity to respond must be given before including certain information in investigation report     124</p> <p class="MsoToc5">154........ Commissioner to give copies of reports to certain persons............ 126</p> <p class="MsoToc5">155........ Tabling of investigation report in Parliament................................. 127</p> <p class="MsoToc5">156........ Publishing investigation report in whole or part............................ 128</p> <p class="MsoToc5">157........ Opportunity to respond must be given before publishing an investigation report containing critical opinions etc................................................................................................... 128</p> <p class="MsoToc5">158........ Advising person who referred corruption issue of outcome of the investigation    129</p> <p class="MsoToc5">159........ Advising person whose conduct is investigated of outcome of the investigation    130</p> <p class="MsoToc5">160........ Follow‑up action on investigation report....................................... 131</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 9—Public inquiries<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">134</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">161........ Commissioner may conduct public inquiries................................. 134</p> <p class="MsoToc5">162........ Commissioner may invite submissions.......................................... 134</p> <p class="MsoToc5">163........ Commissioner’s powers................................................................. 134</p> <p class="MsoToc5">164........ Reporting on public inquiries......................................................... 135</p> <p class="MsoToc5">165........ Protected information report.......................................................... 135</p> <p class="MsoToc5">166........ Opportunity to respond must be given before including certain information in inquiry report              136</p> <p class="MsoToc5">167........ Commissioner to give copies of reports to certain persons............ 136</p> <p class="MsoToc5">168........ Tabling of inquiry report in Parliament.......................................... 138</p> <p class="MsoToc5">169........ Publishing inquiry report in whole or part..................................... 138</p> <p class="MsoToc5">170........ Opportunity to respond must be given before publishing an inquiry report containing critical opinions etc......................................................................................................... 138</p> <p class="MsoToc5">171........ Follow‑up action on inquiry report................................................ 139</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 10—Oversight of the National Anti‑Corruption Commission<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">  </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">141</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Parliamentary Joint Committee on the National Anti‑Corruption Commission<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">        </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">141</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">172........ Parliamentary Joint Committee on the National Anti‑Corruption Commission      141</p> <p class="MsoToc5">173........ Chair of the Committee.................................................................. 141</p> <p class="MsoToc5">174........ Eligibility for appointment as a Committee member..................... 142</p> <p class="MsoToc5">175........ Terms of office of Committee members........................................ 142</p> <p class="MsoToc5">176........ Powers and proceedings of the Committee.................................... 143</p> <p class="MsoToc5">177........ Functions of the Committee........................................................... 143</p> <p class="MsoToc5">178........ Committee may approve or reject recommendation for appointment 146</p> <p class="MsoToc5">179........ Staff of the Committee must be cleared for security purposes....... 146</p> <p class="MsoToc5">180........ Protection of information and documents...................................... 147</p> <p class="MsoToc5">181........ Committee’s access to certain information.................................... 147</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—The Inspector of the National Anti‑Corruption Commission <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">148</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Functions and powers of the Inspector<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">148</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">182........ The Inspector.................................................................................. 148</p> <p class="MsoToc5">183........ Independence.................................................................................. 148</p> <p class="MsoToc5">184........ Functions of the Inspector.............................................................. 148</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Appointment of the Inspector<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">149</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">185........ Appointment of the Inspector......................................................... 149</p> <p class="MsoToc5">186........ Acting appointments....................................................................... 150</p> <p class="MsoToc5">187........ Remuneration................................................................................. 151</p> <p class="MsoToc5">188........ Leave of absence............................................................................ 151</p> <p class="MsoToc5">189........ Other paid work.............................................................................. 151</p> <p class="MsoToc5">190........ Disclosure of interests to the Minister............................................ 151</p> <p class="MsoToc5">191........ Other terms and conditions............................................................. 152</p> <p class="MsoToc5">192........ Resignation..................................................................................... 152</p> <p class="MsoToc5">193........ Termination of appointment........................................................... 152</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision C—Persons assisting the Inspector<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">153</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">194........ Persons assisting the Inspector....................................................... 153</p> <p class="MsoToc5">195........ Meaning of <i>person assisting</i> the Inspector..................................... 154</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision D—Immunities of Inspector and persons assisting<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">              </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">154</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">196........ Immunity from civil proceedings for the Inspector and persons assisting              154</p> <p class="MsoToc5">197........ Immunities from certain State and Territory laws.......................... 154</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision E—Annual report by Inspector<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                 </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">155</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">198........ Annual report.................................................................................. 155</p> <p class="MsoToc5">199........ Exclusion of certain information from annual report..................... 155</p> <p class="MsoToc5">200........ Effect of findings or opinions about corrupt conduct..................... 155</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—NACC corruption issues<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                 </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">156</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Meaning of NACC corruption issue<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                 </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">156</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">201........ Meaning of <i>NACC corruption issue</i>............................................... 156</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Referring NACC corruption issues<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">156</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">202........ Any person may refer NACC corruption issue.............................. 156</p> <p class="MsoToc5">203........ Mandatory referral—Commissioner.............................................. 157</p> <p class="MsoToc5">204........ Mandatory referral—Public Interest Disclosure Act disclosures... 157</p> <p class="MsoToc5">205........ Mandatory referral—secrecy provisions........................................ 157</p> <p class="MsoToc5">206........ Mandatory referral—exceptions..................................................... 157</p> <p class="MsoToc5">207........ Mandatory referral—timing and information requirements........... 157</p> <p class="MsoToc5">208........ Effect of referral on continued actions........................................... 158</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision C—Dealing with NACC corruption issues<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                             </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">159</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">209........ Inspector may deal with NACC corruption issues......................... 159</p> <p class="MsoToc5">210........ How Inspector deals with NACC corruption issues....................... 159</p> <p class="MsoToc5">211........ Other matters related to dealing with NACC corruption issues..... 160</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Investigating and reporting by Inspector<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                               </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">162</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Investigations by Inspector<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                 </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">162</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">212........ Application of Division.................................................................. 162</p> <p class="MsoToc5">213........ Conduct of investigations generally............................................... 162</p> <p class="MsoToc5">214........ Inspector’s powers to investigate................................................... 162</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Reporting on NACC corruption investigations and NACC complaint investigations <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">164</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">215........ Report on NACC corruption investigation or NACC complaint investigation        164</p> <p class="MsoToc5">216........ Effect of findings or opinions about corrupt conduct..................... 166</p> <p class="MsoToc5">217........ Excluding certain information from NACC investigation report... 166</p> <p class="MsoToc5">218........ Protected information report.......................................................... 167</p> <p class="MsoToc5">219........ Opportunity to respond must be given before including certain information in NACC investigation report........................................................................................................ 167</p> <p class="MsoToc5">220........ Inspector to give copies of reports to certain persons.................... 168</p> <p class="MsoToc5">221........ Tabling of NACC investigation report in Parliament.................... 170</p> <p class="MsoToc5">222........ Publishing NACC investigation report in whole or in part............ 171</p> <p class="MsoToc5">223........ Opportunity to respond must be given before publishing a NACC investigation report containing critical opinions etc..................................................................................... 171</p> <p class="MsoToc5">224........ Advising person who referred NACC corruption issue or made complaint of outcome         172</p> <p class="MsoToc5">225........ Advising person whose conduct is investigated of outcome of the investigation    173</p> <p class="MsoToc5">226........ Follow‑up action on NACC investigation report........................... 174</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 11—Confidentiality, consultation and information sharing<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">177</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Confidentiality requirements<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                       </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">177</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">227........ Key concepts.................................................................................. 177</p> <p class="MsoToc5">228........ Confidentiality requirements for entrusted persons....................... 179</p> <p class="MsoToc5">229........ Authorisations to record or disclose information........................... 180</p> <p class="MsoToc5">230........ Disclosure by authorised discloser in public interest..................... 182</p> <p class="MsoToc5">231........ Opportunity to respond must be given before disclosure of critical opinions, findings and recommendations........................................................................................................ 184</p> <p class="MsoToc5">232........ Entrusted persons generally not compellable in proceedings........ 184</p> <p class="MsoToc5">233........ Confidentiality requirements for persons who receive information about investigations and inquiries 186</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Protected information reports<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">188</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">234........ Public disclosure of protected information reports prohibited....... 188</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—National security and related matters<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                      </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">189</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Attorney‑General’s certificates about release of information<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">189</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">235........ Attorney‑General’s certificate in relation to particular information 189</p> <p class="MsoToc5">236........ Attorney‑General’s certificate in relation to international relations 192</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Arrangements relating to intelligence agencies and the IGIS<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">194</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">237........ Person investigating or inquiring must consult—security matters. 194</p> <p class="MsoToc5">238........ Consultation before requiring information, documents or things from IGIS officials            194</p> <p class="MsoToc5">239........ Arrangements for dealing with intelligence information............... 195</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision C—Arrangements relating to foreign nationals<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">197</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">240........ Person investigating or inquiring must consult—foreign nationals 197</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 12—Administrative provisions for the National Anti‑Corruption Commission<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">198</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Appointment of the NACC Commissioners<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">198</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">241........ Appointment of the Commissioner................................................ 198</p> <p class="MsoToc5">242........ Appointment of the Deputy Commissioners.................................. 199</p> <p class="MsoToc5">243........ Acting appointments....................................................................... 200</p> <p class="MsoToc5">244........ Remuneration................................................................................. 201</p> <p class="MsoToc5">245........ Leave of absence............................................................................ 201</p> <p class="MsoToc5">246........ Other paid work.............................................................................. 201</p> <p class="MsoToc5">247........ Disclosure of interests.................................................................... 201</p> <p class="MsoToc5">248........ Other terms and conditions............................................................. 202</p> <p class="MsoToc5">249........ Resignation..................................................................................... 202</p> <p class="MsoToc5">250........ Termination of appointment........................................................... 202</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—The CEO, staff etc. and authorised officers<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">204</span></p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision A—Appointment and functions of the CEO<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                          </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">204</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">251........ The Chief Executive Officer.......................................................... 204</p> <p class="MsoToc5">252........ Functions of CEO........................................................................... 204</p> <p class="MsoToc5">253........ Commissioner may give directions to CEO................................... 204</p> <p class="MsoToc5">254........ Appointment of CEO...................................................................... 205</p> <p class="MsoToc5">255........ Acting appointments....................................................................... 205</p> <p class="MsoToc5">256........ Remuneration................................................................................. 206</p> <p class="MsoToc5">257........ Leave of absence............................................................................ 206</p> <p class="MsoToc5">258........ Other paid work.............................................................................. 206</p> <p class="MsoToc5">259........ Other terms and conditions............................................................. 206</p> <p class="MsoToc5">260........ Resignation..................................................................................... 207</p> <p class="MsoToc5">261........ Termination of appointment........................................................... 207</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision B—Staff and consultants etc.<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                     </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">208</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">262........ Staff................................................................................................ 208</p> <p class="MsoToc5">263........ Consultants..................................................................................... 208</p> <p class="MsoToc5">264........ Persons assisting the NACC........................................................... 208</p> <p class="MsoToc5">265........ Counsel assisting the NACC or a NACC Commissioner............... 209</p> <p class="MsoToc5">266........ Meaning of <i>staff member</i> of the NACC......................................... 209</p> <p class="MsoToc4">Subdivision C—Authorised officers<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">210</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">267........ Appointment of authorised officers................................................ 210</p> <p class="MsoToc5">268........ Identity cards.................................................................................. 210</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Immunities of staff members of the NACC<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                           </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">212</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">269........ Immunity from civil proceedings for staff members of the NACC and persons assisting      212</p> <p class="MsoToc5">270........ Immunities from certain State and Territory laws.......................... 212</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 4—Annual report by Commissioner<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">213</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">271........ Annual report.................................................................................. 213</p> <p class="MsoToc5">272........ Exclusion of certain information from annual report..................... 214</p> <p class="MsoToc5">273........ Effect of findings or opinions about corrupt conduct..................... 215</p> <p class="MsoToc2">Part 13—Miscellaneous<span style="font-size:9.0pt; font-weight:normal">                                                                                                 </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">216</span></p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 1—Parliamentary privilege and other protections<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                    </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">216</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">274........ Effect of Act on parliamentary privileges and immunities............ 216</p> <p class="MsoToc5">275........ Protections relating to non‑judicial functions and powers............. 216</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 2—Delegations and review<span style="font-size: 9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                                   </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">217</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">276........ Delegations..................................................................................... 217</p> <p class="MsoToc5">277........ Delegation by heads of Commonwealth agencies.......................... 218</p> <p class="MsoToc5">278........ Review of operation of Act............................................................ 219</p> <p class="MsoToc3">Division 3—Instruments under the Act<span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">                                                            </span> <span style="font-size:9.0pt;font-weight:normal">221</span></p> <p class="MsoToc5">279........ Guidelines....................................................................................... 221</p> <p class="MsoToc5">280........ Regulations..................................................................................... 221</p> <p class="MsoNormal"> </p> </div> <span style="font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><br clear="all" style="page-break-before:always"/></span> <div class="WordSection3"> <p class="Page1">A Bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of the National Anti‑Corruption Commission, and for related purposes</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-top:12.0pt;line-height:normal"> <span style="font-size:16.0pt">The Parliament of Australia enacts:</span></p> <?DMS-Include seriesId="baf69db6-4658-4049-805c-674ea0cea726"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="dbaeec4f-992e-4aa4-bfab-71fcbe3711ac"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="3343e7ae-5221-4aaf-90b7-48510931a10a"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="e20cf5ef-bb67-4449-b07e-853702f68dfe"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="00a53f3b-a7d2-4795-8e3b-ad00cc73962e"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="0ab2bfb5-741e-4504-b952-af202a6d7613"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="4b22a60f-bb1b-4af8-bc95-8840f1f5b57a"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="7747ec0c-2d3a-4155-8eb3-d5666446ce0b"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="190043d5-8e80-4204-9307-22af9cc9c857"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="5875b9ac-0f3b-4841-8320-0d10339f77de"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="d9fa32ca-d510-4344-b341-91605c51c1a3"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="9b835829-3dd8-4016-9f22-291f59ea8072"?><?DMS-Include seriesId="b45b8197-05f5-439a-92ac-8b0b2be4ffce"?></div> </body> </div></div></body></html>