Public Interest Disclosure Internal Reporting

Procedure 5.5.15 Version 1
Adopted 21 November 2012



  1. The Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 (PID Act) sets out a comprehensive framework for protecting public officials who disclose wrongdoing in accordance with the Act.
  2. The Act aims to encourage and facilitate the disclosure, in the public interest, of corrupt conduct, maladministration, serious and substantial waste, and government information contravention in the public sector.
  3. On 1 November 2011, the new legislative changes to the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 (PID Act) came into law with the proclamation of the Public Interest Disclosures Amendment Act 2011. One of the important changes is that disclosures made by staff, which were previously known as Protected Disclosures are now known as Public Interest Disclosures.
  4. This policy has been developed to comply with the legislative changes and to demonstrate Kempsey Shire Council’s commitment to encouraging reporting and supporting those who report wrongdoing under the provisions of the PID Act.

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