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ICAC releases draft Public Interest Disclosure Guidelines for consultation - Circular 12.5

To Chief Executive Officer
Elected Members
Governance Officers
Date 18 March 2019
Contact Alicia Stewart
Email: alicia.stewart@lga.sa.gov.au
Response Required No
Summary The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption has released draft Reporting Directions and Public Interest Disclosure Guidelines for consultation – available on its website. Feedback is due by 5th April.

The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (Commissioner) has released draft Reporting Directions and Public Interest Disclosure Guidelines for public consultation.

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018 (PID Act) will replace the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993. While a date has not been set for commencement of the PID Act it is expected to come into operation in 2019.

Section 14 of the PID Act provides that the Commissioner may publish guidelines for the purpose of the PID Act. In anticipation of the commencement of the PID Act, draft guidelines have been developed.

The draft guidelines are available on the ICAC website here: https://icac.sa.gov.au/draft-reporting-directions-pid-guidelines

Comments are due to the Commissioner by no later than 5:00pm on 5th April 2019.

The LGA will submit a response. Interested councils are welcome to provide feedback to the LGA to inform its response (by no later than 4th April 2019) or provide feedback directly to the Commissioner.

Please provide any feedback toward the LGA’s response to Alicia Stewart (alicia.stewart@lga.sa.gov.au)

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