Public Interest Disclosures

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2012 (the Act) has replaced the 1994 legislation and strengthens provisions for reporting and responding to disclosures.

Employees of the ACT Public Service and members of the community are encouraged to disclose conduct adverse to the public interest in the public sector. The Act provides rights and protection for people who report corrupt, illegal or improper conduct or substantial waste of public resources. It ensures that ACT government agencies deal with disclosures and act on substantiated disclosures.

The Education Directorate has prepared procedures, Public Interest Disclosure Act 2012 Education Directorate Procedures  to assist employees and the community understand how the Directorate will handle disclosures. Supporting documents provided are the Procedures for Disclosure Officers Flowchart.

Further information on the Act can also be found on the Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate Factsheet  (241Kb)