Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 No 92
Current version for 4 July 2014 to date (accessed 24 November 2014 at 02:55)
Part 1Section 6E

6E   Responsibility of head of public authority

(1)  The head of a public authority is responsible for ensuring that:
(a)  the public authority has the policy required by section 6D, and
(b)  the staff of the public authority are aware of the contents of the policy and the protections under this Act for a person who makes a public interest disclosure, and
(c)  the public authority complies with the policy and the authority’s obligations under this Act, and
(d)  the policy designates at least one officer of the public authority (who may be the principal officer) as being responsible for receiving public interest disclosures on behalf of the authority.
(2)  In this section, head of a public authority means:
(a)  for a local government authority—the General Manager of the authority, or
(b)  for the Department of the Legislative Assembly—the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, or
(c)  for the Department of the Legislative Council—the President of the Legislative Council, or
(d)  for the Department of Parliamentary Services—the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and the President of the Legislative Council, or
(e)  for a Public Service agency—the head of the agency under the Government Sector Employment Act 2013, or
(f)  a person who is prescribed by the regulations as the head of a public authority for the purposes of this section, or
(g)  for any other public authority—the chief executive officer or other principal officer of the authority.
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