When public officials report serious wrongdoing in the Commonwealth public sector, this is called a Public Interest Disclosure (PID). A PID is made under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (PID Act).
Any current or former public official can make a disclosure. This includes:
You can report certain types of conduct including:
Past and current public officials can make public interest disclosures relating to Austrade by contacting our PID Officer.
Public Interest Disclosure Officer
The Australian Trade and Investment Commission, Austrade
GPO Box 2386
Canberra ACT 2601
We will contact you within 14 days to confirm we have received your request.
An Authorised Officer will assess whether to investigate the disclosure.
Investigations are normally done within 90 days of receipt of your disclosure.
We will send you a copy of the report excluding any needed deletions. If your submission was anonymous, you won’t get a copy.
Public officials can request a copy of our Public Interest Disclosure Policy using the contact details above.
Find out more about Public interest disclosure (whistleblowing) from the Commonwealth Ombudsman.