Public Interest Disclosures steering committee

The committee was formed under amendments to the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 (PID Act).

Main activities

The Committee:

  • advises the Premier on how well the Act is operating and recommends changes
  • advises the Premier on reports from the Ombudsman about the Ombudsman’s functions under the Act.
  • reviews any laws the Australian Government introduces in response to the 2009 report, Whistleblower protection: A comprehensive scheme for the Commonwealth public sector.
  • helps the Parliamentary Committee on the Ombudsman, the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission and the Crime Commission in its review of the Act.

The terms of reference set out the Committee's responsibilities and the meeting schedule.

In meeting its obligation under the PID Act, the committee has reviewed various aspects of the recently enacted Commonwealth Pubic Interest Disclosures Act 2013. The report on the Review of the Commonwealth Public Interest Disclosure Legislation is now available.

Committee members

The Ombudsman chairs the committee. Other members are the:

  • Ombudsman, the Chair of the Committee
  • Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Auditor General
  • Commissioner for the Independent Commission Against Corruption
  • Commissioner for the Police Integrity Commission
  • Chief Executive of the Office of Local Government
  • Police Commissioner
  • Information Commissioner
  • Public Service Commissioner

For more information

To learn more, please contact our PID Unit on 02 9286 1000 or

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