Public Interest Disclosure Policy
- Publication Date:August 27, 2019
- Primary Keyword:Policy
The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (the Act) regulates the internal reporting of suspected wrongdoing or disclosable conduct within public sector agencies. It provides a framework and protections for public officials who make eligible disclosures under the Act.
The purpose of the Policy is to set out the framework adopted by Independent Hospital Pricing Authority (IHPA) in complying with the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013. The objectives of the Act are to;
- to promote integrity and accountability in the Commonwealth public sector
- encourage the making of public interest disclosures by public officials
- ensure that public officials who choose to make public interest disclosures are supported and protected from any adverse consequences relating to the disclosure
- ensure that disclosures made by public officials are properly investigated and dealt with by IHPA.
For further information, visit the Commonwealth Ombudsman.