CRIMES ACT 1914

Part IAB - Controlled operations  

Division 4 - Compliance and monitoring  

SECTION 15HO   Annual report by Ombudsman  

(1)  
The Ombudsman must, as soon as practicable after 30 June in each year:


(a) prepare a report of the work and activities under this Part of the Ombudsman for the preceding 12 months and give a copy of the report to the Minister and to the chief officer of the law enforcement agency to which the report relates;


(b) prepare a report of the work and activities of the Ombudsman for the preceding 12 months, being work or activities under a corresponding State controlled operations law, and give a copy of the report to the Minister and to the chief officer of the ACC.

(2)  
A report under this section must not include information which, if made public, could reasonably be expected to:


(a) endanger a person's safety; or


(b) prejudice an investigation or prosecution; or


(c) compromise any law enforcement agency's operational activities or methodologies.

(3)  
The Minister must cause a copy of the report to be laid before each House of the Parliament within 15 sitting days of that House after the Minister receives it.

(4)  
A report must include, for each authorising agency concerned, comments on the comprehensiveness and adequacy of the reports which were provided to the Ombudsman by the chief officer of the authorising agency under sections 15HM and 15HN .

(5)  
A report must not disclose any information that identifies any person involved in an operation or that is likely to lead to such a person being identified.

(6)  
Nothing in this section requires particulars of a controlled operation to be included in a report for a year if the operation had not been completed as at 30 June in that year, but the particulars must instead be included in the report for the year in which the operation is completed.

(7)  
If a report relates, in whole or in part, to the work or activities of the ACC under a corresponding State controlled operations law, the Minister must, as soon as practicable after the report is laid before each House of the Parliament, send a copy of the report to the State or Territory Minister with responsibility for the corresponding State controlled operations law.




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