140A Declaration of interests

(1) This section applies to the information commissioner on appointment.

Note—

Appointment includes reappointment. See the Acts Interpretation Act 1954, schedule 1, definition appoint.

(2) The information commissioner must, within 1 month, give the Speaker a statement setting out the information mentioned in subsection (3) in relation to—

(a) the interests of the information commissioner; and

(b) the interests of each person who is a related person in relation to the information commissioner.

(3) The information to be set out in the statement is the information that would be required to be disclosed under the Parliament of Queensland Act 2001, section 69B if the information commissioner were a member of the Legislative Assembly.

(4) Subsections (5) and (6) apply if, after the giving of the statement—

(a) there is a change in the interests mentioned in subsection (2); and

(b) the change is of a type that would have been required to be disclosed under the Parliament of Queensland Act 2001, section 69B if the information commissioner were a member of the Legislative Assembly.

(5) The information commissioner must give the Speaker a revised statement.

(6) The revised statement must—

(a) be given as soon as possible after the relevant facts about the change come to the information commissioner's knowledge; and

(b) comply with subsection (3).

(7) The Speaker must, if asked, give a copy of the latest statement to—

(a) the Minister; or

(b) the leader of a political party represented in the Legislative Assembly; or

(c) the Crime and Corruption Commission; or

(d) a member of the parliamentary committee; or

(e) the integrity commissioner.

(8) The Speaker must, if asked, give a copy of the part of the latest statement that relates only to the information commissioner to another member of the Legislative Assembly.

(9) A member of the Legislative Assembly may, by writing given to the Speaker, allege that the information commissioner has not complied with the requirements of this section.

(10) A reference in this section to an interest is a reference to the matter within its ordinary meaning under the general law and the definition in the Acts Interpretation Act 1954, schedule 1 does not apply.

(11) In this section—

integrity commissioner means the Queensland Integrity Commissioner under the Integrity Act 2009.

related person, in relation to the information commissioner, means—

(a) the information commissioner's spouse; or

(b) a person who is totally or substantially dependent on the information commissioner and—

(i) the person is the information commissioner's child; or

(ii) the person's affairs are so closely connected with the affairs of the information commissioner that a benefit derived by the person, or a substantial part of it, could pass to the information commissioner.