Is your agency prepared for the new Public Interest Disclosure Act?

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (Cth), which establishes a new public interest disclosure scheme for the Commonwealth public sector, comes into force on 15 January 2014.

By then, Commonwealth agencies should have ensured that: agency officers with functions under the act understand the nature and extent of their responsibilities; agency staff and contractors understand their rights and their obligations under the act; and they have procedures in place to facilitate public interest disclosures…

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