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. See the Public Sector Commission website for more information and watch their video ‘Speaking Out: A guide to making a Public Interest Disclosure’. You can also refer to the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003.
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 0416
Please make sure that you mark any correspondence 'Private and Confidential'.
You can download a PID lodgement form (PDF, 42 kB) if you wish to make a public interest disclosure.
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 contacting the Commission.