Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP)

Public Interest Disclosure Act

Public Interest Disclosure Act

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 establishes a legislative scheme to investigate allegations of wrongdoing in the Commonwealth public sector and to provide robust protections for current or former public officials who make qualifying public interest disclosures under the scheme.

All current and former employees of the CDPP are entitled to make a disclosure under the Act. In addition all contracted service providers and their employees who provide, or who provided, services to the CDPP under a contract with the CDPP are also entitled to make a disclosure. A public interest disclosure may be made anonymously or openly and may be made orally or in writing.

The CDPP has developed its own CDPP PID Procedures for outline the process for compliance with the PID Act.  Further background information on the scheme, what is disclosable conduct and the procedures for making a disclosure can be found on the Ombudsman’s website.

Where a public official is considering making a disclosure, they should, in the first instance, contact one of the CDPP’s Authorised Officers to get information about making a disclosure under the Act. Authorised Officers have been appointed to receive and allocate disclosures.– to contact an Authorised Officer please email your enquiry to pid@cdpp.gov.au..