SHIRE OF IRWIN - A BRILLIANT BLEND
The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 (PID Act) enables people to make disclosures about wrongoing within the state public sector, local government and public universities without fear of reprisal. The Act aims to ensure openness and accountability in government by encouraging people to make disclosures by maintaining confidentiality and providing immunity from detrimental action.
Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003Shire of Irwin Public Interest Disclosure Guidelines
What is a public interest disclosure? What is a public body?
A disclosure that relates to a matter of public interest and tends to show wrongdoing by a public body.
What is a wrongdoing?
- A public authority (state government, local government, public university, etc);
- A public officer (employee of a public authority, a minister, a member of parliament, a judical officer, a police officer, a holder of office under the State);
- A public sector contractor (a person or organisation engaged by a public authority).
How do I make a disclosure?
- Improper conduct;
- Offence under State Law;
- Substantial misuse of public resources;
- Substantial mismanagement of public resources;
- Substantial risk to public health, safety or the environment;
- Matter of administration that can be investigated by the State Ombudsman.
Your disclosure must be made to the proper authority:
- The Public Interest Disclosure Officer within the public authority where the wrongdoing occurred;
- A Police Officer;
- Corruption and Crime Commission;
- WA Ombudsman;
- Auditor General.
For further information about public interest disclosures visit the Public Sector Commission online.
Alternatively call the PID Advice and Referral Line: 1800 355 835
Public Interest Disclosure Officer, Shire of Irwin
Danika Chandler, Governance & Executive Coordinator
9927 0000 or firstname.lastname@example.org