Public interest disclosure
Public Interest Disclosure Act
The Public Interest Disclosure (PID) Act 2003:
- Facilitates the disclosure of public interest information.
- Provides protection for those making such disclosures and those who are the subject of disclosures.
- Provides a system for the matters disclosed to be investigated and for appropriate action to be taken.
A Public Interest Disclosure is made when a person (the discloser) discloses to a proper authority information that tends to show past, present or proposed future improper conduct by a public body in the exercise of public functions.
In order to be a disclosure to which the PID Act applies, a disclosure must be:
- Made by a discloser who believes on reasonable grounds that the information is or may be true.
- A disclosure of public interest information.
- Made to the appropriate proper authority.
Any person may make a Public Interest Disclosure. Before making a disclosure it is important that you are aware of the rights and responsibilities imposed on disclosers and others under the PID Act, for further information please refer to PID Guidelines on the Rights and Obligations under the PID Act 2003 below.
|Public Interest Disclosure guidelines: Rights and obligations||Kb|
How to lodge a Public Interest Disclosure
The forms below are provided for your use if you wish to lodge a Public Interest Disclosure (PID).
|Consent to disclosure of identifying information form||Kb|
|Public Interest Disclosure lodgement form||Kb|
For more information, or to make a disclosure, please contact one of the following DoT PID Officers
|Name||Business area||Phone number|
|Kyra Nimmo||Office of the Director General||(08) 6551 6473|
|Simon Grantham||Driver and Vehicle Services||(08) 6551 6412|
|Janet Hughes||Driver and Vehicle Services||(08) 6551 6823|
|Leanne Cook||Driver and Vehicle Services||(08) 6551 6426|
Further information about the legislation and how to make a disclosure is available at the Public Sector Commission website below.
|Public Sector Commission (PSC)|