Public interest disclosure

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The new Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018 (PID Act) commenced on 1 July 2019, replacing the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993.

The new laws strengthen transparency and accountability in government by creating a scheme that encourages and facilitates the appropriate disclosure of public interest information to certain persons or authorities. It provides protection for persons who make an appropriate disclosure of public interest information in accordance with the PID Act and sets out processes for dealing with such disclosures.

Public interest disclosures may be made regarding public administration and environmental and health information.

For more information about the PID Act, please visit the OCPSE website.

To make a public interest disclosure to the Commission please contact the Commission’s PID Act Responsible Officer or person's supervisor by telephoning (08) 8463 4444 or free call 1800 633 592, or in person at Level 1, 151 Pirie Street Adelaide SA 5000. Additionally, disclosures may be made by post to Level 1, 151 Pirie Street Adelaide SA 5000, or GPO Box 2605 Adelaide SA 5001 (any envelope should be marked confidential public interest disclosure and addressed to the Responsible Officer or person's supervisor).

The Commission has published its Public Interest Disclosure policy.