Thursday, December 30, 2010

State and Federal legislation in Australia

The current legislation in the States and Commonwealth of Australia is set out below Use Google or to find most of these acts.

NSW: Protected Disclosures Amendment (Public Interest Disclosures) Act 2010 No 84

Queensland: Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010. The new Act commences on 1 January 2011.

Victoria: Whistleblowers Protection Act 2001 I
Incorporating amendments as at 1 January 2010,

South Australia: Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993 Version: 1.2.2010

ACT : Public Interest Disclosure Act 1994

Tasmania; Public Interest Disclosures Act 2002

Western Australia; Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003

Northern Territory; Public Interest Disclosure Act (NT)
Public Interest Disclosure Regulations (NT)
commenced 31 July 2009
The legislation is under Click the alphabetical listing, then to P and scroll down.

Commonwealth of Australia
Public Service Act 1999, Section 16 Protection for whistleblowers This Act is useless, providing none of the 13 principles set out in an earlier blog>

Commonwealth has no comprehensive legislation. A recent parliamentary inquiry reported in
Whistleblower protection: a comprehensive scheme for the Commonwealth public Sector ..
It is available at The government is yet to pass legislation. Also note that it has decided to ignore some of the recommendations in this report.


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