Public Interest Disclosure

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010 commenced on January 1, 2011, and replaced the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1994.

The main objects of this Act are -

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

Flinders Shire Council Public Interest Policy and Procedure 

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010