Upon commencement, the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018 (‘the Act’) will repeal the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993.
Under the new framework, the ‘relevant authority’ for receipt of disclosures will include elected members, council employees and CEO’s, who will be required to provide the Office for Public Integrity with information in accordance with the Reporting Directions & Public Interest Disclosure Guidelines (‘Guidelines’) prepared by the ICAC.
Consultation on the draft Guidelines closes at 5.00pm on Friday 5 April 2019, and it is likely a commencement date for the Act is imminent.
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