The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 (the Act) facilitates the disclosure of public interest information, and provides protection for those who make disclosures and for those whom disclosures are made.
The Department of Treasury views the legislation as providing a solid foundation for increasing avenues of accountability and public confidence. 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 Michael Eaton. Mr Eaton can be contacted by telephone on (08) 6551 2419 or by email.
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.