Public interest disclosures

The PID Act 2022 was assented to on 13 April 2022 and will come into force up to 18 months after assent. NSW Government Agencies continue to be subject to the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 until the new Act comes into force. The IPC Public Interest Disclosure Internal Reporting Policy will be updated once the new legislation comes into effect.

The Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) is committed to protecting staff who report wrongdoing in the workplace.

Some reports of wrongdoing may be classified as ‘protected disclosures' under the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 (PID Act). The public interest disclosures internal reporting policy specifically addresses those types of reports. 

Other reports of wrongdoing may not meet the definition of ‘protected disclosures’, however the IPC supports and encourages such reports, as we do not condone or tolerate wrongdoing in the workplace. In addition to this policy, staff should refer to the IPC Code of Conduct, as this sets out the standards of conduct and behaviour we expect of all of our staff.

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Read the IPC's public interest disclosures internal reporting policy