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Name: Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010, No. 38.
Country: Australia
Subject(s): General provisions; Public and civil servants
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2010-09-20
Entry into force:
ISN: AUS-2011-L-105372
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line Office of the Queensland Parliamentary Counsel, Queensland, Australia PDF of Act as current to 1 March 2017 PDF of Act as current to 1 March 2017 (consulted on 2017-10-24)
Abstract/Citation: The main objects of this Act areó
(a) to promote the public interest by facilitating public interest disclosures of wrongdoing in the public sector; and
(b) to ensure that public interest disclosures are properly assessed and, when appropriate, properly investigated and dealt with; and
(c) to ensure that appropriate consideration is given to the interests of persons who are the subject of a public interest disclosure; and
(d) to afford protection from reprisals to persons making public interest disclosures.

Repeals the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1994, No. 68

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