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Public Interest Disclosure

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018 (PID Act) creates a new scheme from 1 July 2019 that:

  • encourages and facilitates the appropriate disclosure of public interest information to certain people or authorities
  • provides protections for those who make appropriate public interest disclosures
  • sets out processes for dealing with disclosures
  • ensures disclosures cannot be ignored.

Further information about the PID Act can be found at:

Making a public interest disclosure

Appropriate public information disclosures raise potential issues of corruption, misconduct or maladministration in public administration.

If you wish to make a public interest disclosure, via the Department of Human Services, you can email or phone one of our responsible officers who will treat your disclosure confidentiality and efficiently, and ensure it is investigated.

You can also email our secure and confidential general disclosure address:

Page last updated : 02 Nov 2021

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