Public interest disclosure
The purpose of the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2002 (the Act) is to encourage and facilitate the making of disclosures about the improper conduct of public officers or public bodies. The Act provides protection to persons who make disclosures in accordance with the Act, and establishes a system by which the matters disclosed can be investigated and action to rectify any deficiencies can be taken.
The Department of Treasury and Finance is committed to the aims and objectives of the Act. It does not tolerate improper conduct by its employees, nor the taking of reprisals against those who come forward to disclose such conduct.
The Department recognises the value of transparency and accountability in its administrative and management practices, and supports the making of disclosures that reveal corrupt conduct, conduct involving a substantial mismanagement of public resources, or conduct involving a substantial risk to public health and safety or the environment.
The Department will take all reasonable steps to protect people who make such disclosures from any detrimental action in reprisal for making the disclosure. It will also afford natural justice to the person who is the subject of the disclosure.
The attached procedures establish a system for reporting disclosures of improper or corrupt conduct by Department of Treasury and Finance or its employees.
Who may make a public interest disclosure?
Public interest disclosures may only be made by current State Service employees, or by contractors or former contractors who have (or have had) a contract with Department of Treasury and Finance for the supply of goods or services.
Public Interest Disclosure Procedures (1Mb)
Public Interest Disclosure (Lodgement) Form (43Kb)
Please note Treasury's PID Procedures and Lodgement Form are currently under review and will be updated following endorsement of the updated procedures by the Ombudsman.