Review of protected disclosure procedures
An IBAC review found nearly a quarter of the 114 public sector organisations surveyed were not meeting their legal obligations around protected disclosures, almost two years after new laws were introduced to protect whistleblowers.
The review found:
- seven organisations had not implemented protected disclosure procedures
- 19 organisations had incorrect procedures or procedures with essential information missing
- 88 organisations were compliant, but still needed to improve accessibility of the procedures and clarity of guidance.
From 1 January 2020, the Protected Disclosure Act 2012 was replaced by the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2012.