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Public Interest Disclosures

Public authorities are required to report annually to Parliament on their obligations under the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1994 (section 31).

The Public Interest Disclosures Regulation 2011 outlines the information that must be included in a public authority's annual report.

The annual report must be prepared within four months after the end of each reporting year and submitted to the Minister responsible for the public authority. It must be tabled in each House of Parliament by the Minister as soon as practical after it is prepared, unless it is included in an annual report prepared for the purposes of the Annual Reports (Departments) Act 1985 or the Annual Reports (Statutory Bodies) Act 1984.

The reporting year will either be a financial or calendar year depending on the authority's usual reporting cycle as outlined in these Acts. If the public authority does not have a financial year for the purposes of either of these Acts, the year end will be 30 June.