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Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 No 92

Effective date Publication date Amendments included Notes
01 July 2020 01 July 2020 2018 No 63
01 March 2020 01 March 2020 2019 No 25
25 June 2019 25 June 2019 2019 No 6
15 December 2017 15 December 2017 2017 No 65
07 August 2017 07 August 2017 2016 No 65
01 July 2017 01 July 2017 2016 No 61
28 November 2014 28 November 2014 2014 No 86
04 July 2014 04 July 2014 2014 No 33
24 February 2014 24 February 2014 2013 No 41
03 January 2014 03 January 2014 2013 No 111
24 September 2013 24 September 2013 2013 No 72
03 April 2013 03 April 2013 2013 No 17
05 October 2012 05 October 2012 2012 No 66
06 January 2012 06 January 2012 2011 No 62
01 January 2012 01 January 2012 2010 No 84
2011 No 37
01 November 2011 01 November 2011 2011 No 37
01 July 2011 01 July 2011 2010 No 84
03 March 2011 03 March 2011 2010 No 84
01 July 2010 01 July 2010 2009 No 54
06 July 2009 06 July 2009 2007 No 94
16 December 2008 16 December 2008 2008 No 123
01 July 2005 01 July 2005 2005 No 10
22 July 2003 22 July 2003 2003 No 40
29 November 2002 29 November 2002 2002 No 112
14 December 2001 14 December 2001 2001 No 112
17 July 2001 17 July 2001 2001 No 56
29 June 2000 29 June 2000 2000 No 53

Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 No 92

Assented to 12.12.1994.

Previously Protected Disclosures Act 1994.

Date of commencement, 1.3.1995, sec 2 and GG No 18 of 24.2.1995, p 915.

Children’s Guardian Act 2019 No 25

Assented to 04.12.2019.

Date of commencement of Sch 5.31, 1.3.2020, sec 2(1).

Local Government Amendment Act 2019 No 6

Assented to 25.06.2019.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.4, assent, sec 2 (1).

Building and Development Certifiers Act 2018 No 63

Assented to 31.10.2018.

Date of commencement, 1.7.2020, sec 2 and 2020 (77) LW 4.3.2020.

Local Government Amendment (Regional Joint Organisations) Act 2017 No 65

Assented to 30.11.2017.

Date of commencement, 15.12.2017, sec 2 and 2017 (730) LW 15.12.2017.

Independent Commission Against Corruption Amendment Act 2016 No 65

Assented to 23.11.2016.

Date of commencement, 7.8.2017, sec 2 and 2017 (387) LW 4.8.2017.

Law Enforcement Conduct Commission Act 2016 No 61

Assented to 14.11.2016.

Date of commencement of Sch 6.39, 1.7.2017, sec 2 (1) and 2017 (256) LW 16.6.2017.

Ombudsman and Public Interest Disclosures Legislation Amendment Act 2014 No 86

Assented to 28.11.2014.

Date of commencement of Sch 2, assent, sec 2 (2).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014 No 33

Assented to 24.06.2014.

Date of commencement of Sch 3.27, 4.7.2014, sec 2 (1).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2013 No 111

Assented to 03.12.2013.

Date of commencement of Sch 3.22, 3.1.2014, sec 2 (1).

Police Integrity Commission and Independent Commission Against Corruption Legislation Amendment (Inspectors) Act 2013 No 72

Assented to 24.09.2013.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Members of Parliament Staff Act 2013 No 41

Assented to 25.06.2013.

Date of commencement, 24.2.2014, sec 2 and 2014 (56) LW 20.2.2014.

Public Interest Disclosures Amendment Act 2013 No 17

Assented to 03.04.2013.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Crime Commission Act 2012 No 66

Assented to 24.09.2012.

Date of commencement of Sch 5.12, 5.10.2012, sec 2 and 2012 (499) LW 5.10.2012.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2011 No 62

Assented to 16.11.2011.

Date of commencement of Sch 3, 6.1.2012, sec 2 (1).

Public Interest Disclosures Amendment Act 2011 No 37

Assented to 13.09.2011.

Date of commencement of Sch 1, Sch 1 [5] excepted, 1.11.2011, sec 2 (1) and 2011 (535) LW 7.10.2011.

Date of commencement of Sch 1 [5], 1.1.2012, sec 2 (2).

Protected Disclosures Amendment (Public Interest Disclosures) Act 2010 No 84

Assented to 01.11.2010.

Date of commencement of Sch 1 [1]–[6] [10]–[12] [14] (to the extent to which it inserts sec 6A) [15] [17] [20] [22] [23] [25] [33]–[38] [39] (to the extent to which it inserts sec 31B) and [40]–[43], 3.3.2011, sec 2 and 2011 (121) LW 3.3.2011.

Date of commencement of Sch 1 [7]–[9] [13] [14] (to the extent to which it inserts secs 6B–6D) [16] [18] [19] [21] [24] [26]–[32] and [39] (to the extent that it inserts sec 31A), 1.7.2011, sec 2 and 2011 (121) LW 3.3.2011.

Date of commencement of Sch 1 [39] (to the extent that it inserts sec 31), 1.1.2012, sec 2 and 2011 (121) LW 3.3.2011.

Government Information (Public Access) (Consequential Amendments and Repeal) Act 2009 No 54

Assented to 26.06.2009.

Date of commencement, 1.7.2010, sec 2 and 2010 (248) LW 18.6.2010.

Independent Commission Against Corruption Amendment Act 2008 No 123

Assented to 16.12.2008.

Date of commencement, assent, sec 2.

Miscellaneous Acts (Local Court) Amendment Act 2007 No 94

Assented to 13.12.2007.

Date of commencement of Sch 4, 6.7.2009, sec 2 and 2009 (314) LW 3.7.2009.

Independent Commission Against Corruption Amendment Act 2005 No 10

Assented to 14.04.2005.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.10, 1.7.2005, sec 2 and GG No 81 of 1.7.2005, p 3309.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2003 No 40

Assented to 22.07.2003.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.40, assent, sec 2 (2).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2002 No 112

Assented to 29.11.2002.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.22, assent, sec 2 (3).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2001 No 112

Assented to 14.12.2001.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.24, assent, sec 2 (2).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2001 No 56

Assented to 17.07.2001.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.13, assent, sec 2 (2).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2000 No 53

Assented to 29.06.2000.

Date of commencement of Sch 1.22, assent, sec 2 (2).

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1999 No 85

Assented to 03.12.1999.

Date of commencement of Sch 4, assent, sec 2 (1).

Protected Disclosures Amendment (Police) Act 1998 No 98

Assented to 26.10.1998.

Date of commencement, 27.11.1998, sec 2 and GG No 165 of 27.11.1998, p 9014.

Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 1997 No 147

Assented to 17.12.1997.

Date of commencement of Sch 2.24, assent, sec 2 (2).

Police Legislation Amendment Act 1996 No 29

Assented to 21.06.1996.

Date of commencement of Sch 6.3, 1.12.1996, sec 2 and GG No 137 of 29.11.1996, p 7724.

This is a consolidated list of all history notes in this version. When expanded, the complete list can be printed (Ctrl-P) from the screen.

Long title

Am 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [43]; 2011 No 37, Sch 1 [19].

Sec 1

Am 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [1].

Sec 3

Am 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [2]; 2011 No 37, Sch 1 [1].

Sec 4

Am 1996 No 29, Sch 6.3 [1]–[4]; 1998 No 98, Sch 1 [1]; 2000 No 53, Sch 1.22; 2001 No 112, Sch 1.24 [1]–[5]; 2005 No 10, Sch 2.10 [1] [2]; 2008 No 123, Sch 2; 2009 No 54, Sch 2.37 [1] [2]; 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [3]–[12]; 2011 No 37, Sch 1 [2] [3]; 2011 No 62, Sch 3.26 [1]; 2012 No 66, Sch 5.12 [1]–[3]; 2014 No 33, Sch 3.27 [1]; 2016 No 61, Sch 6.39 [1]–[4]; 2017 No 65, Sch 2.27 [1]; 2019 No 25, Sch 5.31.

Sec 4A

Ins 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [13]. Subst 2013 No 17, Sch 1 [1]. Am 2013 No 41, Sch 3.6; 2014 No 33, Sch 3.27 [2]; 2018 No 63, Sch 3.12.

Sec 5

Am 1996 No 29, Sch 6.3 [5]; 2013 No 72, Sch 3 [1].

Sec 6A

Ins 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [14]. Am 2011 No 37, Sch 1 [4]; 2013 No 17, Sch 1 [2] [3]; 2016 No 61, Sch 6.39 [5]; 2016 No 65, Sch 3.10.

Secs 6B, 6C

Ins 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [14].

Sec 6CA

Ins 2011 No 37, Sch 1 [5]. Am 2014 No 86, Sch 2 [1].

Sec 6D

Ins 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [14]. Am 2011 No 37, Sch 1 [6] [7]; 2013 No 17, Sch 1 [4].

Sec 6E

Ins 2011 No 37, Sch 1 [8]. Am 2014 No 33, Sch 3.27 [3].

Part 2, heading

Subst 2011 No 37, Sch 1 [9].

Sec 8

Am 2002 No 112, Sch 1.22 [1]; 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [15] [16].

Sec 9

Am 1998 No 98, Sch 1 [2]; 2001 No 56, Sch 1.13 [1]; 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [17]; 2011 No 37, Sch 1 [10]; 2011 No 62, Sch 3.26 [2] [3]. Rep 2013 No 17, Sch 1 [5].

Sec 9A

Ins 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [18].

Secs 10–12

Am 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [19].

Sec 12A

Ins 1996 No 29, Sch 6.3. [6]. Am 1997 No 147, Sch 2.24; 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [19]; 2013 No 72, Sch 3 [2]; 2013 No 111, Sch 3.22 [1]; 2016 No 61, Sch 6.39 [6].

Sec 12B

Ins 2001 No 112, Sch 1.24 [6]. Am 2003 No 40, Sch 1.40 [1]; 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [19] [20]; 2011 No 37, Sch 1 [11]; 2017 No 65, Sch 2.27 [2].

Sec 12C

Ins 2005 No 10, Sch 2.10 [3]. Am 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [19]; 2013 No 111, Sch 3.22 [2].

Sec 12D

Ins 2009 No 54, Sch 2.37 [3]. Am 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [21].

Sec 12E

Ins 2012 No 66, Sch 5.12 [4]. Am 2013 No 111, Sch 3.22 [2]. Rep 2016 No 61, Sch 6.39 [7].

Sec 13

Am 1996 No 29, Sch 6.3 [7]; 2005 No 10, Sch 2.10 [4]; 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [19]; 2013 No 72, Sch 3 [3]; 2013 No 111, Sch 3.22 [2] [3].

Sec 14

Am 2002 No 112, Sch 1.22 [2] [3]; 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [19] [22]–[24].

Sec 15

Subst 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [25]. Am 2011 No 37, Sch 1 [12].

Sec 16

Rep 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [26].

Sec 17

Am 2001 No 112, Sch 1.24 [7].

Sec 18

Am 2011 No 37, Sch 1 [12].

Sec 20

Am 1998 No 98, Sch 1 [3]; 2001 No 112, Sch 1.24 [8]; 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [27]–[29]; 2011 No 37, Sch 1 [12] [13]; 2013 No 17, Sch 1 [6]; 2016 No 61, Sch 6.39 [80.

Sec 20A

Ins 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [30]. Am 2011 No 37, Sch 1 [12].

Sec 20B

Ins 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [30].

Sec 21

Am 2011 No 37, Sch 1 [6] [12].

Sec 22

Am 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [31] [32]; 2011 No 37, Sch 1 [6] [12].

Sec 25

Am 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [33] [34]; 2011 No 37, Sch 1 [12] [14]; 2014 No 86, Sch 2 [2].

Sec 26

Am 2002 No 112, Sch 1.22 [4]; 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [35] [36]; 2011 No 37, Sch 1 [12].

Sec 26A

Ins 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [37].

Sec 26B

Ins 2011 No 37, Sch 1 [15].

Sec 29

Am 2007 No 94, Sch 4.

Sec 30

Am 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [38].

Sec 31

Rep 1999 No 85, Sch 4. Ins 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [39]. Am 2014 No 86, Sch 2 [3]; 2019 No 6, Sch 2.4 [1].

Secs 31A, 31B

Ins 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [39].

Sec 32

Subst 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [40]. Am 2011 No 37, Sch 1 [6].

Sec 33

Ins 1998 No 98, Sch 1 [4].

Sch 1

Rep 1999 No 85, Sch 4.

Sch 2

Ins 1998 No 98, Sch 1 [5]. Am 2001 No 56, Sch 1.13 [2]; 2001 No 112, Sch 1.24 [9] [10]; 2003 No 40, Sch 1.40 [2] [3]; 2005 No 10, Sch 2.10 [5]; 2010 No 84, Sch 1 [41] [42]; 2011 No 37, Sch 1 [12] [16]–[18]; 2013 No 17, Sch 1 [7] [8] ; 2013 No 72, Sch 3 [4]; 2016 No 61, Sch 6.39 [9]; 2019 No 6, Sch 2.4 [2].

Protected Disclosures Bill 1994

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Introduced LA: 21 April 1994 PDF icon Bill (and Explanatory note)

Assent date: 12 December 1994 PDF icon 1994 No 92