An Act to amend the Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988 with respect to the use of a register of pecuniary interests or other matters disclosed by members of Parliament.
1 Name of Act
This Act is the Independent Commission Against Corruption Amendment (Register of Disclosures by Members) Act 2012.
This Act commences on the date of assent to this Act.
Schedule 1 Amendment of Independent Commission Against Corruption Act 1988 No 35
Section 122 Parliament
Insert at the end of the section:(2) The Commission may use a relevant register:(a) for the purpose of any investigation into whether or not a member of Parliament publicly disclosed a particular matter or as to the nature of any matter disclosed, andand for that purpose Parliament is taken to have waived any parliamentary privilege that may apply to the register.(b) for the purpose of any finding, opinion or recommendation concerning the disclosure or non-disclosure,(3) Subsection (2) extends to investigations instigated, and relevant registers obtained for use, before the commencement of that subsection.(4) In this section, relevant register means a register of pecuniary interests or other matters required to be compiled and maintained pursuant to the regulations made under section 14A of the Constitution Act 1902, and includes:(a) a copy of any such register (or of a part of any such register) that is published as a parliamentary paper or otherwise, and(b) a return or other document furnished by a member of Parliament for the purpose of the compilation and maintenance of the register, or a copy of the whole or any part of any such return or document.