The Public Interest Disclosures Act 2002 (the Act) applies to all State Services officers and employees, including those in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
The DHHS is committed to performing its functions appropriately and recognises the value of transparency and accountability in its administrative and management practices. The DHHS does not tolerate improper conduct by its officers or employees and supports the making of public interest disclosures.
The Act provides statutory protections and procedures for people making public interest disclosures in the Tasmanian public sector about serious or significant improper conduct. This includes illegal, corrupt, dangerous and other kinds of misconduct as defined by the Act and the Ombudsman Tasmania's guidelines and procedures.
The DHHS implements the Act in accordance with its Public Interest Disclosure (Whistle-blower) Procedure.
For information on how to make a disclosure, refer to the Public Interest Disclosure Form.