Public Interest Disclosures
A Public Interest Disclosure (PID), is a report of serious wrongdoing that involves corrupt conduct, maladministration, serious and substantial waste of public money or government information contravention and which satisfies, and is made in accordance with, the requirements of the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 (PID Act).
The PID Act (formerly Protected Interest Disclosures Act) is designed to encourage and facilitate the disclosure, in the public interest, of wrongdoing by:
- enhancing and augmenting established procedures for making disclosures concerning such matters;
- protecting persons from reprisals that might otherwise be inflicted on them because of those disclosures; and
- providing for those disclosures to be properly investigated and dealt with. (Section 3.1 Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994).
The University of Wollongong has established an internal reporting system to facilitate employees in making a report of known or suspected wrongdoing involving corrupt conduct, maladministration, serious and substantial waste of public money or government information contravention. Details are outlined in the University's Fraud and Corruption Prevention Policy and Fraud and Corruption Internal Reporting Procedure.