The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 creates a process for the disclosure of public interest information. If you have a concern about the past, current or future conduct of the Western Australian Electoral Commission or a person associated with the Commission, making a disclosure under this legislation may offer protection for you and those who are the subject of your claims.
The sorts of issues that you may be concerned about could include:
- improper conduct
- an offence under State law, including corruption
- administration matters affecting you
- irregular or unauthorised use of public resources
- substantial unauthorised use of, or substantial mismanagement of, public resources
- conduct involving a substantial and specific risk of injury to public health, prejudice to public safety or harm to the environment
You need to consider a number of factors before making a public interest disclosure. These factors are outlined in the Public Interest Disclosure component of the Public Sector Commission website and are also contained in the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003. This Act may be viewed from the State Law Publisher web site.
The Manager Policy, Compliance and Community Information, is the Commission's Public Interest Disclosure (PID) Officer. If you wish to discuss making a disclosure, contact the PID Officer at the Western Australian Electoral Commission:
Public Interest Disclosure Officer
Western Australian Electoral Commission
Level 2, 111 St Georges Terrace
PERTH WA 6000
Telephone: 9214 0474
Please make sure that you mark any correspondence 'Private and Confidential'.
You can download a PID lodgement form (PDF, 41.39 kB) if you wish to make a public interest disclosure.
You can also obtain further general information about public interest disclosures from the Public Sector Commission:
2 Havelock Street
WEST PERTH WA 6005
Some concerns may be better or more quickly resolved by making a complaint rather than a public interest disclosure. If you have any complaints about our staff or services please direct your concerns to the Commission by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the contact details available by clicking here.