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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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18 Jan

Wrong conduct and potential systemic issues in procurement of a contractor to fill a senior executive role

The NSW Ombudsman has made findings of wrong conduct by the Department of Planning and Environment (DPE) in procuring the services of a contractor to ‘act in’ a vacant senior executive rol… read more
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13 Dec

Monitoring whistleblowing in NSW depends on good reporting and compliance

A NSW Ombudsman’s report on public sector whistleblowing shows that investigating agencies (which include the ICAC, the Ombudsman and the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission)&… read more
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29 Nov

Greater transparency needed for NSW Government’s use of machine technology in decision-making

NSW Ombudsman Paul Miller has called for greater visibility of the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and other machine technology by NSW Government agencies.In a report tabled in Parliament this mor… read more
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