Public Interest Disclosures Act 2002 

The Public Interest Disclosures Act 2002 (the Act) commenced operation on 1 January 2004  (commonly known as the Whistleblower legislation).  The main objective of the Act is to encourage and facilitate the making of disclosures of improper conduct (or detrimental action) by public officers and public bodies.  The Act provides protection to persons who make disclosures in accordance with the Act, from reprisals and establishes a system for the matters disclosed to be properly investigated and for rectifying action to be taken.

Reporting a disclosure

A disclosure about improper conduct or detrimental action by the Agency or one of its officers may be made in person, by telephone or in writing to the following:

  • Ombudsman – 1800 001 170  or ombudsman@ombudsman.tas.gov.au
  • CEO, Tourism Tasmania  - phone 03 6165 5294
  • Director Operations and Planning, Tourism Tasmania  - phone 03 6165 5336