Section 6B – Role of Ombudsmen in providing information and guidance

(1) An Ombudsman may provide information and guidance to an employee on any
matter concerning this Act (either on a request made at any time or at the Ombudsman’s discretion).
(2) If an employee notifies the Office of the Ombudsmen, orally or in writing, that
he or she has disclosed, or is considering the disclosure of, information under this Act, an Ombudsman must provide information and guidance to that employee on the following matters:
(a) the kinds of disclosures that are protected under this Act:
(b) the manner in which, and the persons to whom, information may be disclosed
under this Act:
(c) the broad role of each authority referred to in paragraph (a)(i) to (x) of the definition of appropriate authority in section 3(1):
(d) the protections and remedies available under this Act and the Human Rights Act 1993 if the disclosure of information in accordance with this Act leads to victimisation of the person making the disclosure:
(e) how particular information disclosed to an appropriate authority may be referred to another appropriate authority under this Act.