Public Interest Disclosures

​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.

Treasury 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.

Treasury 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.

Treasury 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.

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 Treasury for the supply of goods or services. 

 Public Interest Disclosures Lodgement Form (DOCX 47Kb)

Treasury PID Procedure - September 2021 (PDF 1Mb)

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