Public Interest Disclosures Steering Committee

The Public Interest Disclosure Steering Committee is established under the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 (PID Act). The PID Act sets out the framework for protecting public officials who make reports about wrongdoing from the risk of reprisal.

The Ombudsman chairs the Committee. Other members are the:

  • Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Auditor General
  • Chief Commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption
  • Chief Commissioner of the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission
  • Chief Executive of the Office of Local Government
  • Police Commissioner
  • Information Commissioner
  • Public Service Commissioner.

Members of the Committee may appoint a nominee to act in their place.


The Committee is responsible under the PID Act for:

  • advising the Premier on how well the Act is operating and recommending changes
  • advising the Premier on reports from the Ombudsman about the Ombudsman’s functions under the Act.

The Committee is required to report annually to the NSW Parliament about its work and activities.

The terms of reference set out the Committee's responsibilities and meeting schedule. The NSW Ombudsman’s Public Interest Disclosures Unit (PID Unit) provides support to the Steering Committee.

For more information

Contact our PID Unit on 02 9286 1000 or

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