Public interest disclosures key part of Open Government reforms.
Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher today released an exposure draft of new public interest disclosure legislation. The draft will be available for public comment until 26 March 2012.
The timing of the exposure draft period to 26 March 2012 would allow for the introduction and possible passage of a bill prior to rising for the 2012 election in October, depending on the level of public feedback and support for the proposed legislation.
A copy of the the draft Public Interest Disclosure Bill 2011 and discussion paper can be viewed at http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/ed/db_43761/default.asp