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Public Interest Disclosures

Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994

The Protected Disclosures Act 1994 has been renamed the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 (PID Act).

Important changes include:

  • protected disclosures can now be made about contraventions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009
  • greater protections for those making disclosures
  • more severe penalties for those engaging in reprisals
  • the new definition of a ‘public official’ includes individuals engaged as contractors by icare self insurance
  • new half yearly reporting requirements to the NSW Ombudsman.

Aim of the PID Act

The PID Act aims to encourage and facilitate public interest disclosures concerning:

  • corrupt conduct
  • maladministration
  • serious and substantial waste of public money
  • contravention of the GIPA Act

This permits problems to be addressed so the public sector can improve how we carry out our responsibilities to the community.

Internal Reporting Policy

icare self insurance’s Public Interest Disclosures Internal Reporting Policy will help you understand your rights and responsibilities if you are making or receiving a public interest disclosure.

Reference Information

Fraud and Corruption Internal Reporting Policy (PDF, 820KB)

Public Interest Disclosures Act (1994)  - web, extract (PDF, 97KB)

Guide to Making a Public Interest Disclosure (PDF, 363KB)

Public Interest Disclosure Statistics (PDF, 88KB)


Please see Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 section on Publications page.

Further information or comments

Please contact Robert Lloyd, Public Interest Disclosures Co-ordinator on 9228-3885 or e-mail robert.lloyd@icare.nsw.gov.au

Updated: 20/01/16

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