16. Officials who are not the accountable authority or a member of the accountable authority

Guide to this section

Section 29 of the Act requires an official of a Commonwealth entity who has a material personal interest that relates to the affairs of the entity to disclose that interest. The purpose of this section is to set out how the official must disclose the interest. It requires the official to disclose the interest in accordance with the accountable authority’s instructions.

If the Public Service Act 1999 also applies to the official, there is a similar, but separate, requirement in subsection 13(7) of that Act to disclose material personal interests in connection with APS employment.

This section is made for paragraph 29(2)(b) of the Act.

 

An official of a Commonwealth entity who:

    1. is not the accountable authority, or a member of the accountable authority, of the entity; and
    2. has a material personal interest that relates to the affairs of the entity;

must disclose that interest in accordance with any instructions given by the accountable authority of the entity.

Last updated: 20 June 2017