The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010 commeneced on January 1, 2011 and replaced the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1994.
The main objects of this Act are—
(a) to promote the public interest by facilitating public interest disclosures of wrongdoing in the public sector;
(b) to ensure that public interest disclosures are properly assessed and, when appropriate, properly investigated and dealt with;
(c) to ensure that appropriate consideration is given to the interests of persons who are the subject of a public interest disclosure; and
(d) to afford protection from reprisals to persons making public interest disclosures.
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