How to make a public interest disclosure
People generally know when something is wrong, or when another person in their organisation is not doing things the way that they should be.
The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010 provides a way for people to disclose information about serious wrongdoing in the public sector, and to ensure that they are appropriately protected when they do.
People who report wrongdoing are doing the right thing because:
- wrongdoing such as fraud and corruption increases the cost of providing public services
- alerting an organisation to wrongdoing provides senior officers with an opportunity to fix it, and
- it’s in everyone’s interests that dangers to public health and safety or to the environment are dealt with.
Learn more about how to make a public interest disclosure and what support and information agencies must provide: