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Public interest disclosure (whistleblowing) resources

  • Model internal reporting policies

    Public authorities are required to have a policy and procedures on handling PIDs (Public Interest Disclosures or whistleblowing). This is a guideline on what your model policy should be based on.

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  • Organisational commitment guidelines (A1 to A4)

    These documents provide guidance to agencies on internal reporting systems, PID policies, dealing with reports of wrongdoing, reporting requirements, staff awareness and training.

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  • Facilitating reporting - Guidelines B1 to B6

    These documents provide guidance about the types of wrongdoing and how to report.

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News and Media

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12 May

Insufficient action to implement strip search safeguards for children and young people in detention

A report of the NSW Ombudsman, Paul Miller, has been tabled in Parliament today (Strip searches in youth detention: a follow-up report under section 27 of the Ombudsman Act 1974) calling on the Govern… read more
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4 May

The Ombudsman’s jurisdiction to investigate when there are related court proceedings

The report relates to a provision of the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Amendment (Family is Culture) Bill 2022, which proposes an amendment to the Ombudsman Act. The amendment conce… read more
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10 Mar

NSW Ombudsman appoints new executive team members

NSW Ombudsman Paul Miller has announced the appointment of 3 new Deputy Ombudsman to his office’s executive team following a competitive recruitment process:Deputy Ombudsman (Aboriginal Programs… read more
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