Certain information provided to the Office for Public Integrity is covered by the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018 and treated as a 'public interest disclosure'.
Public interest disclosures aim to:
- encourage and facilitate the appropriate disclosure of public information to certain people or authorities
- provide protections for people who make appropriate public interest disclosures
- set out the processes for dealing with disclosures
- ensure disclosures cannot be ignored.
There are two types of public interest information:
The OPI can receive disclosures of both environmental and health information, and public administration information.
Other people and authorities can also receive public interest disclosures.
If you have received a public interest disclosure, you must notify the OPI about the disclosure and what action you have taken.