Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022

Amendment of section 7 of Principal Act

10. Section 7 of the Principal Act is amended—

(a) in subsection (1)—

(i) in paragraph (a), by the insertion of “or the Commissioner” after “subsection (2)(a)”, and

(ii) in paragraph (b)(i), by the substitution of “in the case of a disclosure made to a person prescribed under subsection (2)(a), that the relevant wrongdoing” for “that the relevant wrongdoing”,


(b) by the insertion of the following subsections after subsection (2):

“(2A) For the purposes of enabling the making of reports by workers, prescribed persons and the Commissioner shall establish, maintain and operate independent and autonomous external reporting channels and procedures for receiving and handling such reports and for follow-up (in this Act referred to as ‘external reporting channels and procedures’).

(2B) Section 7A shall apply to a report made to a prescribed person.

(2C) Section 10B shall apply to a report made to the Commissioner.”.