Section 6C – Information about internal procedures

(1) For the purpose of this Act, an Ombudsman may request 1 or more of the following
from an organisation:
(a) information concerning whether the organisation has established and published internal procedures for receiving and dealing with information about serious wrongdoing; and
(b) a copy of those procedures; and
(c) information about how those procedures operate.
(2) An organisation is not required to comply with a request made under subsection (1) if it is not a public sector organisation.

Commentary

This section gives statutory power for an Ombudsman to request certain information from a public sector organisation with regards to that organisations plans and policies in dealing with Whistleblowing matters.