Public Interest Disclosure

Public officials (disclosers) who suspect wrongdoing within the public sector can raise their concerns under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 (PID Act).

Disclosers can expect that:

  • their disclosure will be properly managed
  • appropriate action will be taken in relation to any wrongdoing identified, and
  • they will receive protection from detrimental treatment or reprisal action and immunities from criminal, civil and administrative liability.

To make a disclosure under the PID Act, and receive the protections and immunities in the PID Act, certain criteria must be met and the disclosure must be made to a person authorised to receive it under the PID Act.

The Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Shire of Katanning is an authorised PID Officer and may be contacted on 9821 9999 or via dceo@katanning.wa.gov.au.

Current and former public officials are eligible to make public interest disclosures (PID).

Information can also be obtained by calling the PID Advice and Referral Line:

1800676607 or (08) 6552 8888
Telephone (08) 6552 8500
Fax: (08) 6552 8501
Web: www.publicsector.wa.gov.au

Download a copy of the Shire of Katanning's Public Interest Disclosures Policy and Procedures.