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Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 (Cth) (PID Act) gives a right to public officials to disclose information about suspected wrongdoing in AIMS and other parts of the Commonwealth public sector.

The PID Act aims to promote integrity and accountability in the Australian public sector – including AIMS – by encouraging the disclosure of information about suspected wrongdoing, protecting people who make disclosures and requiring agencies to take action.

For information on the Australian Government’s approach to Public interest Disclosure, go to the Commonwealth Ombudsman.

The PID Act provides a legislative basis for the AIMS Public Interest Disclosure and Whistle-blower Policy and Procedures (the AIMS policy).

The AIMS policy applies to all current or former public officials. The term public official includes AIMS’ current and former staff, member of AIMS’ Council, agents, contractors, consultants and the employees of its contractors and consultants. Disclosures under the AIMS policy must be made to AIMS’ Authorised Officer:

In Person

Australian Institute of Marine Science

1526 Cape Cleveland Road

Townsville, QLD 4816

In Writing


ATTN: Public Interest Disclosure Authorised Officer

Australian Institute of Marine Science

PMB No 3, Townsville MC

Townsville, QLD 4810


+61 7 4753 4444 – please request to speak to the Human Resources Manager