Public Interest Disclosure

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Public Interest Disclosure

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (PID Act) commenced on 15 January 2014.The purpose of the PID Act is to promote the integrity and accountability of the Commonwealth public sector. This is done by:

  • encouraging and facilitating the disclosure of information by public officials about suspected wrongdoing in the public sector
  • ensuring that public officials who make public interest disclosures are supported and protected from adverse consequences relating to the making of a disclosure
  • ensuring that disclosures are properly investigated and dealt with.

Further information regarding the PID scheme can be found on the website of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security ( and the Commonwealth Ombudsman (

Potential disclosers are reminded that they should not provide classified or sensitive material to ONA upon initial contact. Appropriate handling arrangements can be made as required, after initial contact with the authorised officer.

You can email an ONA authorised officer at or using the postal address below:

Attention: PID Authorised Officer
Locked Bag 6310
Kingston ACT 2604