The Public Interest Disclosure Act 1994 (the PID Act) encourages the disclosure of conduct in the public sector that is adverse to the public interest. Information is available on the Directorate's website for staff and the community in relation to making and handling public interest disclosures.
Specifically, information is available about:
- the purpose of the PID Act
- various contact points where disclosures can be made within and outside the Directorate
- who can make a disclosure
- types of disclosures that can be made and how to make a disclosure to the Directorate
- protection from legal action and advice on cases of victimisation
- feedback to informants
- processes for further action if dissatisfied with the outcome of an investigation.
The nominated contact officer in the Directorate for public interest disclosure is:
Legal Liaison Section
Information, Communications and Governance Branch
Education and Training Directorate
(02) 6205 9151
No disclosures were reported during the 2011-12 reporting period.
A review of the Directorate's existing public interest disclosure procedures and materials is continuing. Further work will occur in 2012-13.
For more information contact:
Information, Communications and Governance
(02) 6205 7661