Omit the definition of notifiable complaint. Insert instead:
notifiable complaint means any Category 2 complaint that (in accordance with guidelines agreed between the Police Integrity Commission and the Ombudsman after consultation with the Commissioner) is required to be notified to the Ombudsman.
Omit section 145 (3).
Insert before section 168:(1) A person must not make a complaint under this Part knowing the complaint to be false.
Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months, or both.(2) A person must not, in the course of the investigation of a complaint made under this Part, provide information to any of the following knowing the information to be false or misleading in a material particular:(a) the Minister,(b) a member of the Police Service,(c) the Police Integrity Commission,(d) the Inspector of the Police Integrity Commission,(e) the Independent Commission Against Corruption,(f) the New South Wales Crime Commission,(g) the Ombudsman,(h) a member of Parliament,(i) a prison officer within the meaning of section 127 (8).
Maximum penalty: 50 penalty units or imprisonment for 12 months, or both.(3) Proceedings for an offence against this section may be instituted at any time within 2 years after the offence is alleged to have been committed.
Insert after section 169:A member of the Police Service must not disclose to any person the identity of a complainant unless the disclosure is made:(a) in accordance with guidelines established by the Commissioner, or(b) with the consent of the complainant, or(c) in accordance with a requirement of or made under this or any other Act, or(d) for the purposes of any legal proceedings before a court or tribunal.
Insert after section 206 (2):(2A) In any proceedings for an offence against this section, it lies on the defendant to prove that the detrimental action shown to be taken against a person was not substantially in reprisal for the person making a protected allegation.(2B) Subsection (2A) applies only in relation to a protected allegation that is a protected disclosure within the meaning of the Protected Disclosures Act 1994.
Insert after section 206 (4):(4A) Proceedings for an offence against this section may be instituted at any time within 2 years after the offence is alleged to have been committed.
Insert at the end of clause 2 (1):
Insert after Part 15:
Part 16 Provisions consequent on enactment of Police Service Amendment (Complaints) Act 2001The guidelines in force under section 145 (3) immediately before its repeal by the Police Service Amendment (Complaints) Act 2001 are taken to be guidelines for the purposes of section 169A but may be amended or revoked by the Commissioner.(1) The provisions of section 206 (2A) and (2B) extend to proceedings for an offence against section 206 committed before the commencement of those provisions, but only if the hearing in respect of the offence has not commenced.(2) Section 206 (4A) extends to proceedings for an offence against section 206 committed less than 6 months before the commencement of that subsection.