Public interest disclosure

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (PID Act) commenced on 15 January 2014. The PID Act promotes the integrity and accountability of the Commonwealth public sector by creating a framework for facilitating the reporting of suspected wrongdoing and ensuring timely and effective investigation of reports.

The public interest disclosure scheme supplements existing avenues for complaints and investigations, and provides support and protection to persons who make disclosures under the PID Act.

For more information about the PID Act, see the Commonwealth Ombudsman’s website.

Our procedures for facilitating and dealing with public interest disclosures can be found on our Corporate Documents page.

OPC’s authorised officers are:

First Parliamentary Counsel

Meredith Leigh



(02) 6120 1421

Second Parliamentary Counsel

Bronwyn Livermore



(02) 6120 1422