Public Interest Disclosure

 

Shire of Donnybrook Balingup Public Interest Disclosure Guidelines 2018

Shire of Donnybrook Balingup Public Information Disclosure Policy 2018

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 (the Act) enables people to make disclosures about wrongdoing within the State public sector, local government and public universities without fear of reprisal.  The Act aims to ensure openness and accountability in government by encouraging people to make disclosures, and protecting them when they do.

The Act allows you to disclose public interest information and provides you with protection for doing so.  Making a public interest disclosure (a disclosure) enables public authorities to investigate and deal straight away with matters that may otherwise have gone unnoticed or unreported.

Making a disclosure or ‘whistleblowing’ is a serious matter and in many cases it will take courage and trust for people holding information to come forward.  For more information about public interest disclosure visit the Public Interest Disclosure Website or contact the Shire’s Public Interest Disclosure Officer  on 9780 4203.