Public Interest Disclosure
The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 aims to facilitate and encourage the disclosure of public interest information and to provide protection for those who make disclosures and for those whom disclosures are made.
The Act is a significant step towards reducing and eliminating corrupt conduct and maladministration in the public sector.
The Department of Treasury views the legislation as providing a solid foundation for increasing accountability and public confidence. The provision of complaints and grievance avenues, to both employees and members of the public, is indicative of good management. While protected disclosures offer another avenue for receiving and resolving complaints. The Act provides a means of assisting in the identification of areas of maladministration, criminal and ethical risk of public interest and taking remedial action in addressing those issues.
The Department’s Public Interest Disclosure Officer is Mr Mick Doyle. Mr Doyle can be contacted by telephone on (08) 6551 2667 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All contact and related discussions are treated in the strictest confidence, in accordance with the requirements of the Public Interest Disclosure Act.
For persons wishing to lodge a Public Interest Disclosure with the department a PID Lodgement form is available online.