Public Interest Disclosure Act

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The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (PID Act) has been established to promote integrity and accountability by encouraging the disclosure of information about suspected wrongdoing, protecting people who make disclosures and requiring agencies to take action.

It does this by:

•    encouraging and facilitating the disclosure of information by public officials
     about  suspected wrongdoing in the public sector 
•    ensuring that public officials who make public interest disclosures are 
     supported and protected from adverse consequences
•    ensuring that disclosures by public officials are properly investigated and dealt with.

The public interest disclosure scheme extends beyond the Australian Public Service to a wide range of Commonwealth entities, including Commonwealth companies and authorities, and contracted service providers.

For further information please refer to the Department of Health's website