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Overview of the PID Scheme

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (PID Act) encourages and enables public officials (disclosers) to raise suspected wrongdoing within the Commonwealth public sector.

All Australian government agencies, Commonwealth companies and public authorities have responsibilities under the PID Act to investigate suspected wrongdoing and take appropriate action. Disclosers are also afforded protections from reprisal action and certain immunities from liability.

The Commonwealth Ombudsman has a key role in the monitoring and oversight of the PID Act, and providing assistance to disclosers and agencies.

Information for disclosers Information for agencies

You can view our privacy statement relating to our PID function here

Review of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet has released details about the review of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (PID Act).

The review will be conducted by Mr Philip Moss, the former Integrity Commissioner and head of the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity.

Further details about the review can be found on the PM&C website