Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protections) Act 2019 (10 of 2019)
Schedule 1 Amendments
Part 1 Amendment of the Corporations Act 2001
Corporations Act 2001
3 Subsection 1317AB(1)
Repeal the subsection, substitute:
(1) If a person makes a disclosure that qualifies for protection under this Part:
(a) the person is not subject to any civil, criminal or administrative liability (including disciplinary action) for making the disclosure; and
(b) no contractual or other remedy may be enforced, and no contractual or other right may be exercised, against the person on the basis of the disclosure; and
(c) if the disclosure qualifies for protection under this Part under subsection 1317AA(1) or section 1317AAD - the information is not admissible in evidence against the person in criminal proceedings or in proceedings for the imposition of a penalty, other than proceedings in respect of the falsity of the information.
Note: Except as provided for by paragraph (c), this subsection does not prevent the person being subject to any civil, criminal or administrative liability for conduct of the person that is revealed by the disclosure.