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PID Scheme

Public Interest Disclosure

Public officials (disclosers) who suspect wrongdoing within the Commonwealth public sector can raise their concerns under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013  (PID Act).

Allegations made under the PID Act are public interest disclosures. 

All Australian Government agencies, Commonwealth companies and public authorities have responsibilities under the PID Act to investigate suspected wrongdoing and take appropriate action. 

Conduct which may be the subject of a PID includes, but is not limited to: 

  • a contravention of the law 
  • corruption 
  • perverting the course of justice 
  • maladministration 
  • an abuse of public trust 
  • falsifying scientific research 
  • wastage of public money 
  • conduct that is a danger to health, safety or the environment. 

CEFC approach

The CEFC has developed procedures for facilitating and investigating public interest disclosures, including appointing Authorised Officers to manage and investigate disclosures. View the CEFC Public Interest Disclosure Policy

Please email the CEFC Authorised Officers:


Additional information

Please refer to the Commonwealth Ombudsman website: 

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