Public Interest Disclosure

Public Interest Disclosure

Under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 any person can make a disclosure if they believe something is wrong with the way a public authority, public officer or public sector contractor is acting, or may be going to act, which is of public interest.

This might involve:

  • Improper conduct
  • An offence under State Laws (including corruption)
  • Administration matters
  • Irregular or unauthorised use of public resources
  • Substantial mismanagement of public resources and Conduct that involves a substantial and specific risk of injury, prejudice to public safety or harm to the environment.

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 outlines what may be disclosed, who it must be disclosed to, and also provides for the protection of people who make a public interest disclosure (PID), as well as those who may be subject of a PID.

A PID must always be related to a public sector, local government or public university function. It does not apply to information that someone has, or is, engaging in criminal behaviour unconnected to their employment.

The City of Armadale recommends you seek advice before making a PID.

Public Interest Disclosure Officer

Executive Director Corporate Services OR Manager Governance & Administration
City of Armadale
7 Orchard Avenue
ARMADALE WA 6000

Postal:
Locked Bag 2
ARMADALE WA 6992

Phone: (08) 9394 5000
Email: info@armadale.wa.gov.au
Online: General enquiry form

The Public Sector Commission also provides information for people thinking of making a disclosure and to assist public authorities in complying with their obligations under the Act, contact details as follows:

Public Sector Commission

Dumas House
2 Havelock Street
WEST PERTH WA 6005

Postal:
Locked Bag 3002
WEST PERTH WA 6872

email: admin@psc.wa.gov.au
website www.publicsector.wa.gov.au
telephone: (08) 6552 8500
toll free: 1800 676 607