Part IABA - Integrity testing  

Division 4 - Integrity testing operations: disclosure of information  

SECTION 15JQ   Integrity testing operations - disclosure  

Disclosure - offence

A person commits an offence if:

(a) the person discloses information; and

(b) the information relates to an integrity testing operation.

Penalty: Imprisonment for 2 years.

Exception - authorised disclosure

Subsection (1) does not apply if the disclosure was:

(a) in connection with the administration or execution of this Part; or

(b) for the purposes of obtaining legal advice in relation to the integrity testing operation; or

(c) for the purposes of any disciplinary or legal action in relation to a staff member of a target agency, if arising out of, or otherwise related to, the integrity testing operation; or

(d) in connection with the administration or execution of the Law Enforcement Integrity Commissioner Act 2006 ; or

(e) to an authority of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory, if the disclosure relates to the misconduct of an employee or officer of the authority; or

(f) in accordance with any requirement imposed by law; or

(g) in connection with the performance of functions or duties, or the exercise of powers, of the target agency in relation to which the operation was conducted. Exception - corruption issue or misconduct

Subsection (1) does not apply if:

(a) the person (the discloser ) discloses the information to the Integrity Commissioner; and

(b) the discloser informs the person to whom the disclosure is made of the discloser ' s identity before making the disclosure; and

(c) the information concerns a corruption issue, or misconduct, in relation to an integrity testing operation; and

(d) the discloser considers that the information may assist the Integrity Commissioner to perform the Commissioner ' s functions or duties; and

(e) the discloser makes the disclosure in good faith.


A defendant bears an evidential burden in relation to the matters in subsections (2) and (3) - see subsection 13.3(3) of the Criminal Code .

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