Public Interest Disclosure (PID)

Anyone who suspects wrongdoing within the ACT public sector can raise their concerns under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2012 (PID Act).

Allegations made under the PID Act may be public interest disclosures (PID).

All ACT public sector entities have responsibilities under the PID Act to:

  • investigate suspected wrongdoing
  • keep disclosers informed regarding any investigation into suspected wrongdoing
  • take appropriate action

Conduct which may be the subject of a PID includes:

  • maladministration
  • conduct that is a danger to health, safety and the environment

The PID Act offers protection to disclosers (‘whistleblowers’) from detrimental action. For more information on PIDs please visit the Integrity Commission’s website.

How to make a public interest disclosure

To submit a public interest disclosure or for more information please contact one of our nominated disclosure officers:

Martin Watson
Executive Director
Phone: (02) 6205 7181
Email: martin.watson@act.gov.au
Post:

Education Directorate
C/- Office of the Board of Senior Secondary Studies
GPO Box 158
Canberra ACT 2601

Alternatively, you can make a PID directly to the Integrity Commission or any other disclosure officer listed on their webpage:

Integrity Commission
Phone: (02) 6205 9899
Email: complaints@integrity.act.gov.au
Online: https://www.integrity.act.gov.au/forms/general-corruption-complaint-form
Post: GPO Box 1949 CANBERRA ACT 2601

PIDS should include as much information as possible:

  • name and contact details
  • the nature of the wrongdoing
  • who committed the wrongdoing
  • when and where the wrongdoing occurred
  • relevant background information and events
  • if anything has been done in response to the wrongdoing
  • contact details for anyone else who is aware of the wrongdoing
  • any concerns about possible reprisal a result of making the disclosure