Under Section 6D of the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 (the PID Act), public authorities are required to have a policy and procedures for receiving, assessing and dealing with protected disclosures.
Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 (formerly Protected Disclosures Act 1994)
On 3 March 2011, various amendments to the Protected disclosures Act 1994 were proclaimed. Amongst other changes, the Protected Disclosures Act 1994 was re-named the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 (PID)
The object of this policy is to provide a framework that Council staff and Councillors may report acts of corrupt conduct, maladministration or serious and substantial waste of public money in accordance with the PID. Disclosure of wrongdoing assists in promoting integrity, accountability and good management within Brewarrina Shire Council.
Brewarrina Shire Council adopted the current policy at the 27 September 2013 Council meeting.