The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (‘PID Act’) commenced on 15 January 2014. The legislation creates a public interest disclosure scheme that promotes integrity and accountability in the Australian public sector by:
encouraging and facilitating the disclosure of information by public officials about suspected wrongdoing in the public sector
ensuring that public officials who make public interest disclosures are supported and protected from adverse consequences
ensuring that disclosures by public officials are properly investigated and dealt with.
The Commonwealth Ombudsman (and the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security for Intelligence agencies) has responsibility for the PID Scheme. Further information is available at http://www.ombudsman.gov.au/pages/pid/.
The following information is provided for those wishing to make an internal public disclosure. A disclosure must:
- be about the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)
- be made by a person who is or has been a public official
- be made to their manager or an Authorised Officer of AITSL
- tend to show, or the discloser believes on reasonable grounds it tends to show, one or more instances of disclose conduct.
A disclosure can be made to an authorised officer of AITSL if you reasonably believe the conduct relates to disclosable conduct. AITSL has appointed authorised officers for handling Public Interest Disclosures made to AITSL.
Chair – Audit and Risk Committee (AITSL Board Director)
PO Box 3, East Melbourne VIC 8002
Phone: +61 3 9267 0217