Public Interest Disclosures Act 2003
The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 (PID Act) facilitates the disclosure of public interest information, enabling anyone to make disclosures about improper or unlawful conduct within the State Public Sector, local government and public universities without fear of reprisal. The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 also provides protection for those who are the subject of a disclosure.
The City is committed to the aims and objectives of the PID Act and to creating and sustaining an ethical work environment.
A PID is more than a general complaint or dissatisfaction with a product, service or decision of government. It is also more than a personal grievance that can be resolved by agreement.
A public interest disclosure must relate to wrongdoing, not be trivial and must be made to the right person (being a proper authority). A PID must be managed in accordance with the PID Act and, once made; the person making the disclosure cannot withdraw it.
Further information is available in the guide below:
Individuals that suspect wrong doing are encouraged to contact the nominated Public Interest Disclosure Officer to seek guidance on their disclosure and to lodge completed Public Interest Disclosure forms.
The City has a number of PID Officers. Enquiries can be made to the Manager Governance and Legal or Manager People and Culture on (08) 9405 5000.