Legislation and standards
The Ombudsman Act 2001 provides for the appointment of an Ombudsman. It also defines our role and powers.
Public Interest Disclosure Act
We are the oversight agency for the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010 (the PID Act). The purpose of the PID Act is to 'facilitate the disclosure, in the public interest, of information about wrongdoing in the public sector and to provide protection for those who make disclosures'.
Public Interest Disclosure standards
The Public Interest Disclosure standards, issued by the Ombudsman under section 60 of the PID Act detail the actions public entities must take when preparing for and responding to a public interest disclosure. These standards are: