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Protected Disclosures (Protection of Whistleblowers) Bill

This bill replaces the Protected Disclosures Act 2000. This bill clarifies the definition of serious wrongdoing, enables people to report serious wrongdoing directly to an appropriate authority at any time, strengthens protections for disclosers, clarifies the internal procedure requirements for public sector organisations and the potential forms of adverse conduct disclosers may face.

Bill information

Progress of the bill

What do the symbols mean?

In: Bill Introduced: The bill is made available for the House to consider. 1: First Reading: MPs debate and vote on the bill. If successful, it is usually sent to a select committee. SC: Select Committee: The select committee gathers information and prepares a report on the bill for the House, including recommending changes to the bill. 2: Second Reading: The House debates the select committee report and votes on the bill. CH: Committee of Whole House: MPs consider the bill in detail and vote on proposed changes. 3: Third Reading: Final debate and vote. If successful, the bill has been passed. RA: Royal Assent: Bill signed by Governor-General and becomes an Act. No code: Fail/Withdrawn: A bill fails if the vote is lost at first, second, or third reading. The member in charge of a bill may withdraw it. _________________________________________________ Note: this simple progress display does not cover all possible stages for a particular bill. Where a date is shown in brackets, this means the debate has been interrupted. See the Bill History content for more details.

In Bill
Introduced
24/06/20
1 First
Reading
30/06/20
SC Select
Committee
2 Second
Reading
CH Committee of
whole House
3 Third
Reading
RA Royal
Assent

Bill History

This bill replaces the Protected Disclosures Act 2000. This bill clarifies the definition of serious wrongdoing, enables people to report serious wrongdoing directly to an appropriate authority at any time, strengthens protections for disclosers, clarifies the internal procedure requirements for public sector organisations and the potential forms of adverse conduct disclosers may face.
Member in charge: Hon Chris Hipkins
Type of Bill: Government
Parliament: 52
Bill no: 294-1
Introduction: 24 Jun 2020
First reading: 30 Jun 2020
Referred to: Education and Workforce Committee
Report due: 01 Jan 2021
Submissions due: N/A