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
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.