Protected Disclosures (Protection of Whistleblowers) Bill

13 Discloser’s entitlement to disclose to Minister or Ombudsman

(1)

This section applies if a discloser believes on reasonable grounds that the receiver of a protected disclosure—

(a)

has not acted as it should under section 12; or

(b)

has not dealt with the matter so as to address the serious wrongdoing.

(2)

The discloser is entitled to protection under this Act for a protected disclosure made to—

(a)

a Minister; or

(b)

an Ombudsman (if the receiver was not an Ombudsman) so that the Ombudsman may act under section 15 or 30.

(3)

However, this section does not apply if the disclosure is or includes intelligence and security information or international relations information (and sections 25 and 26 apply instead).

Compare: 2000 No 7 s 10