The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018 (SA) (the PID Act) commenced on 1 July 2019, replacing the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993 (SA).
The PID Act establishes a scheme that encourages and facilitates the appropriate disclosure of public interest information to certain persons or authorities. It provides protections for some persons who make an appropriate disclosure of public interest information in accordance with the PID Act and sets out processes for dealing with such disclosures.
An appropriate disclosure of public administration information concerning the Lifetime Support Authority (LSA) or an LSA employee can be made to the LSA responsible officer or any other relevant authority as defined by the PID Act.
There are a number of ways you can contact an LSA responsible officer, including:
(08) 8463 6131 (within Australia)
+61 8 8463 6131 (outside Australia)
1300 880 849 (Toll free within Australia)
Please mark the envelope:
***Private and Confidential***
Public Interest Disclosure
Lifetime Support Authority
PO Box 1218, Adelaide SA 5000 Australia
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A person making a disclosure should consider:
- whether the information they intend to reveal might be considered an appropriate disclosure of public interest information, as defined by the PID Act
- who is an appropriate authority for the purposes of disclosing the appropriate information
- whether they have obligations under the Directions and Guidelines issued by the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption and/or the Code of Ethics for the South Australian Public Sector.
Public officers are still obliged to comply with the reporting directions issued under the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 (SA) (the ICAC Act).
Most public officers are obliged to report to the Office for Public Integrity (OPI) any matters that the public officer reasonably suspects involves corruption or serious or systemic misconduct or maladministration in public administration.
The PID Act does not alter those reporting obligations.
Where a report is made to the OPI about potential corruption, misconduct or maladministration in public administration that report will be treated as an appropriate disclosure of public interest information under the PID Act.
For more information, please visit the Office of the Commissioner for Public Sector Employments website.
To understand the extent of your injuries, we will request consent to access all relevant medical information and to also speak with your family and/or supports. We will also only share your information if you have given us permission to do so. We also expect that any service provider funded by us will follow the same privacy and confidentiality guidelines as our organisation and the South Australian Government.