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Public Interest Disclosure

Anyone can make a public interest disclosure.

There are protections provided for people making appropriate public interest disclosures, subject to some conditions.

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018 (PID Act) commenced on July 1, 2019, replacing the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993.  The new laws strengthen transparency and accountability in government by establishing a scheme that encourages and facilitates the appropriate disclosure of public interest information to certain people or authorities. It provides protections for some people who make an appropriate disclosure of public interest information in accordance with the PID Act and sets out processes for dealing with such disclosures.

 There are two types of public interest information:

  • Environmental and health information – where there is a substantial risk to the environment or to public health and safety.
  • Public administration information – where there is potential corruption, misconduct or maladministration in public administration.

Protections are provided for public officers who make an appropriate disclosure of public administration information and for all people who make an appropriate disclosure of environmental and health information, subject to some conditions outlined in the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018.

If you wish to make a public interest disclosure that relates to the Funds SA or any of its employees, there are a number of ways you can do this:

You can contact the Office for Public Integrity (OPI) and speak to them.

The OPI is a relevant authority to receive disclosures of public administration information or environmental and health information regarding Funds SA, Funds SA public officers and Funds SA employees.

You can make an online report.

Visit the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption website (link: https://www.icac.sa.gov.au/opi/complaint-report)

You can contact the Funds SA responsible officer.

The Funds SA responsible officer can provide you with advice and assistance. The Funds SA responsible officer is a relevant authority to receive disclosures of public administration information or environmental and health information regarding Funds SA and Funds SA employees.

Email: complaints@funds.sa.gov.au

Telephone: 08 8218 6455

Post: Public Interest Disclosure, Funds SA

GPO Box 2639

Adelaide SA 5001

*Mark the envelope private and confidential

The Funds SA responsible officer will take appropriate steps to minimise detrimental action against people who make disclosures, and against whom allegations are made in a disclosure.

You can contact the Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employment.

The Commissioner for Public Sector Employment is a relevant authority to receive disclosures of public administration information or environmental and health information regarding Funds SA and Funds SA employees.

More information

For more information, visit the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption website at http://icac.sa.gov.au/.