Public Interest Disclosures

Shire of Mundaring is committed to the aims and objectives of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 (PID Act).

The PID Act enables people to make disclosures about certain types of wrongdoing within the State public sector, local government and public universities without fear of reprisal.

It aims to ensure openness and accountability in government by encouraging people to make disclosures and protecting them when they do.  That is, it facilitates the disclosure of public interest information, and provides protection for those making such disclosures and those who are the subject of disclosures.

The PID Act provides a system for the matters disclosed to be investigated and for appropriate action to be taken.

Your disclosure must tend to show the public body's involvement in one or more of the following:

  • An offence under State Law

  • Conduct relating to matters of State and local government administration affecting you

  • Substantial mismanagement of public resources

  • Substantial unauthorised or irregular use of public resources

  • Substantial and specific risk of injury to public health, prejudice to public safety or harm to the environment

  • Improper conduct.

A disclosure is more than a general complaint about dissatisfaction with a product or service or a decision by government, and is more than a personal grievance that can be resolved by agreement between parties. In order to be covered by the PID Act, the information needs to relate to a matter of public interest.

 

For further information on making a disclosure about this Shire contact:

Public Interest Disclosure Officer (Private and Confidential)

Shire of Mundaring

7000 Great Eastern Highway MUNDARING  WA  6073

 

Information about public interest disclosures can be found on the Public Interest Disclosures website.  Alternatively, call the PID Advisory Line on 08 6552 8888.



​Public Interest Disclosure Officers
Paul O'Connor / Rene Baur
Telephone: (08) 9290 6666

Email: pid@mundaring.wa.gov.au

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