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.

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