Resources for Public Interest Disclosures

The Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 (PID Act) sets in place a system to encourage public officials to report wrongdoings. The NSW Information Commissioner is responsible for receiving complaints made as PIDs about government information contraventions, as provided for under the PID Act.

The information here will assist the person in making the complaint to the Information Commissioner to understand the process and procedures the Information Commissioner will apply in considering their complaint, as well as the information that may be of assistance in assessing the complaint.

Under the PID Act, a public sector official can report a government information contravention, which is defined as a failure to exercise functions in accordance with any provision of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 (GIPA Act) to the Information Commissioner.

If you are having difficulties reading any IPC documents or require them in an alternative format, please contact us on 1800 472 679.

Checklist and information Sheet Outlines the process for dealing with complaints
Flow chart Visual representation of the PID complaints process and procedures
Decision tree Assessment of PIDs
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Public Interest Disclosures, PID, Information Access