Public Interest Disclosure

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018 (the PID Act)

In 2018 the South Australian Government passed the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018 (PID Act) as part of a package of new legislation and amendments arising from recommendations by the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (Commissioner) after his review of the existing legislative framework in 2014. 

The PID Act commenced 01 July 2019 and replaces the framework for the protection of appropriate disclosures about public interest information currently set out in the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1992 (Whistleblowers Act).  

Section 12(1) of the PID Act requires principal officers to designate 1 or more officers or employees of the agency as responsible officers for the purposes of the Act. Principal officers must comply with this duty within 3 months after the commencement of the PID Act.  

Adelaide Hills Council Responsible Officers for the purposes of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2018

Please contact one of the responsible officers detailed below should you wish to make a disclosure:

  • Terry Crackett, Director Corporate Services
  • Lachlan Miller, Executive Manager Governance & Performance
  • Megan Sutherland, Executive Manager Organisational Development
  • Niamh Milligan, Organisational Development Advisor
  • Steven Watson, Governance & Risk Coordinator 

​08 8408 0400

(Please direct enquiries to one of the Responsible Officers for Public Interest Disclosure)




Responsible Officer, Public Interest Disclosure

PO Box 44

Woodside SA 5244

Public Interest Disclosure Policy and 
Public Interest Disclosure Procedure  - Click Here

Public Interest Disclosure Guidelines  -

These Guidelines are not a manual of instruction for the administration of the PID Act. Nor are they a substitute for reading the PID Act. The PID Act and these guidelines must be read together.

Council acknowledges that we conduct our business on the traditional lands and waters of the Peramangk and Kaurna people. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging as the Custodians of this ancient and beautiful land.
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