If you make an appropriate disclosure of public interest information, you can receive protections under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018.

You cannot be subject to any liability as a result of making a public interest disclosure.

A relevant authority must keep your identity as the informant (or the person who has made the disclosure) confidential.

It is a criminal offence for a relevant authority to disclose your identity, except in certain situations where:

  • the disclosure is necessary for a proper investigation to take place
  • there is a risk to the health or welfare of a person
  • you consent to the disclosure.

If a person victimises you for making a disclosure it is an offence under the PID Act.

You can also complain to the Commissioner for Equal Opportunity about how you have been treated.