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—
- to promote the public interest by facilitating public interest disclosures of wrongdoing in the public sector;
- to ensure that public interest disclosures are properly assessed and, when appropriate, properly investigated and dealt with;
- to ensure that appropriate consideration is given to the interests of persons who are the subject of a public interest disclosure; and
- to afford protection from reprisals to persons making public interest disclosures.