Other Employment Practices

Public Interest Disclosures

DPS Procedures for Public Interest Disclosure (made under subsection 59(1) of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013) detail the procedures to be followed to make a public interest disclosure, and to investigate a disclosure.

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013  (PID Act) provides that public officials may disclose suspected wrongdoing to an “authorised officer” (amongst others). For the purpose of section 36 of the PID Act the authorised officers for DPS are:

  • Ms Cate Saunders, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Operating Officer Division
  • Mr Jonathan Curtis, Assistant Secretary, Research Branch, Parliamentary Library
  • Mr Ian McKenzie, Chief Technology Officer, Information Services Division and
  • Mr Leo Terpstra, Director, Central Enquiry Point, Library Collections & Databases Branch, Parliamentary Library.

Disclosures may be sent to dps.pid@aph.gov.au

Parliamentary Service Code of Conduct

DPS Procedures for investigating and determining suspected breaches of the Parliamentary Service Code of Conduct (made under subsection 15(3) of the Parliamentary Service Act 1999 (the Act))