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Australia – Standards – Objective

Australia – Standards – Objective

An Act to facilitate disclosure and investigation of wrongdoing and maladministration in the Commonwealth public sector.

6. The objects of this Act are:

(a) to promote the integrity and accountability of the Commonwealth public sector; and

(b) to encourage and facilitate the making of public interest disclosures by public officials; and

(c) to ensure that public officials who make public interest disclosures are supported and are protected from adverse consequences relating to the disclosures; and

(d) to ensure that disclosures by public officials are properly investigated and dealt with.

Referenced Legislation: Public Interest Disclosure Act (2013)

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