The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (PID Act) commenced on 15 January 2014.
The legislation creates a public interest disclosure scheme that promotes integrity and accountability in the Australian public sector. 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 ALRC Authorised Officer for handling PIDs is the President.
Australian Law Reform Commission
GPO Box 3708
SYDNEY NSW 2001
- Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013
- PID Standards
- Commonwealth Ombudsman’s website
- Fact Sheet – The Public Interest Disclosure Act; What’s it all about?
- Fact Sheet – How to Make a Disclosure