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Public Interest Disclosure

Public Interest Disclosure Act

The Public Information Disclosure Act 2018 comes into operation on the 1 July 2019 and replaces the SA Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993.

Under the new Act there are two types of information that can be received. These are:

Environment and health information

Information that raises a potential issue of a substantial risk to the environment or to the health and safety of the public generally or a significant section of the public.

Public administration information

Information that raises a potential issue of corruption, misconduct or maladministration in public administration.

Fact sheets

To assist the community in understanding the new protections, the following links to fact sheets are provided:

Council will be developing its own policy and procedures shortly.

Further information

Further information on making a Public Information Disclosure can be obtained via:

Policy and Procedure

Public Interest Disclosure Policy(172 kb)

Public Interest Disclosure Procedure(491 kb)

Contact details

Any person wishing to provide information in accordance with the Public Information Disclosure Act 2018 has the following options:

Confidential – Public Interest Disclosure, District Council of Yankalilla, PO Box 9, Yankalilla SA 5203

Contact one of the appointed Responsible Officers:

  • Gary Lewis, Manager Finance and Procurement
  • Rachael Reeves, Executive Assistant to Mayor and Elected Members
  • Kim Vivian, Senior Team Leader Environmental Services
  • Lynne Ryan, Human Resource and Safety Advisor