Public Interest Disclosures Act 2002
The Public Interest Disclosures Act 2002 (PID Act) commenced operation on 1 January 2004. The purpose of the Act is to encourage and facilitate the making of disclosures of improper conduct by public officers and public bodies. The Act provides protection to persons who make disclosures in accordance with the Act, from reprisals and establishes a system for the matters disclosed to be investigated and rectifying action to be taken.
The Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (DIER) has implemented procedures for the reporting, receiving and handling of disclosures of improper conduct or detrimental action by DIER or its employees, in accordance with Part 7 of the PID Act. A copy of DIER’s procedures may be viewed at Level 8, 10 Murray Street, Hobart; or obtained by writing to:
Executive Officer (Freedom of Information & Privacy)
Office of the General Manager Corporate Services
GPO Box 936
Telephone: (03) 6233 3142 or (03) 6233 8734
Since the commencement on the PID Act DIER has not received any disclosures either directly or indirectly via the Ombudsman.