Public Interest Disclosure Scheme: Government Agencies: Is Your Agency Prepared For The New Public Interest Disclosure Act?

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The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (Cth) (Act), 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.

Please see full alert below for more information.

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Topics:  Adverse Employment Action, Australia, Disclosure Requirements, Public Disclosure, Public Interest, Whistleblower Protection Policies, Whistleblowers

Published In: Administrative Agency Updates, General Business Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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