Speaking up in regional WA

Public Sector Commission

As part of its commitment to enhancing engagement with public sector employees in the regions, the Public Sector Commission has run a series of information sessions and training workshops around the state.

These sessions raised awareness of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2003 (PID Act) and related processes, ensuring regional employees know how to make disclosures or ‘speak up’ about wrongdoing. A number of sessions were also held for those nominated as their agency's PID officer to ensure how to manage disclosures made by employees.

From the general information sessions for all employees, there are now more than 230 people in the regions who know how to raise their concerns about wrongdoing in their workplace. Through the training sessions, over 50 PID officers were guided through their role of assisting others in making disclosures.

Sessions have been completed in Kununurra, Broome, Karratha, Esperance, Port Hedland, Kalgoorlie, Bunbury and Geraldton, with sessions for Northam and Albany still to come before 30 June 2014.

For more information on public interest disclosures, see the Public Sector Commission's website. To register for upcoming sessions, see the Commission's events calendar or the InterSector events calendar for details on the information sessions and training workshops.