The Public Interest Disclosures Act 2002 (the Act) provides procedures and protections for public officers, such as officers and employees the Department of Communities Tasmania, who make disclosures about serious or significant improper conduct in the Tasmanian public sector.

The Department of Communities Tasmania is committed to the aims and objectives of the Act and does not tolerate improper conduct by its officers and employees or detrimental action against those who come forward to disclose such conduct.  All reasonable steps will be taken to protect people who make disclosures and to afford natural justice to all parties involved in any investigation.

Officers and employees of the Department of Communities Tasmania can refer to the Public Interest Disclosure Procedure, Public Interest Disclosure Form or Ombudsman’s website for information about making and managing disclosures.

Contractors and members of the public can refer to the Ombudsman’s website

Related Resources

Public Interest Disclosure Procedure

Public Interest Disclosure  Form

*Please note - If you are having trouble accessing the above documents, please contact Communities Tasmania via the Online Contact Us form.