Public Interest Disclosures

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2012 (the Act) came into effect on 1 February 2013, replacing the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1994, strengthens provisions for reporting and responding to disclosures.

Employees of the ACT Public Service and members of the community are encouraged to disclose conduct adverse to the public interest in the public sector. The Act provides rights and protection for people who report corrupt, illegal or improper conduct or substantial waste of public resources. It ensures that ACT government agencies deal with disclosures and act on substantiated disclosures.

The Public Interest Disclosure Guidelines 2017 (the Guidelines) as approved by the Commissioner for Public Administration (the Commissioner) explain and support the Public Interest Disclosure arrangements. The disclosure officers for the Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate, are as set out in the attached Notifiable instrument N12017 - 666.

The relevant officers are set out below, and maybe contacted via Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

Chris Reynolds, Chief Operating Officer

Brett Phillips, Executive Director, Planning Delivery

Gary Spencer, Director, Finance and Operational Support

Further information on the Act can also be found on the Chief Minister and Treasury Directorate Factsheet (110KB).

Reports of wrong-doing by ACT public officials such as dishonesty, or misuse ofinformation or funds are covered by the Act.