Protected Disclosures Act Reform

On 24 June 2020, The Minister of State Services, Chris Hipkins, introduced a bill that will strengthen protections for whistleblowers.

This bill replaces the Protected Disclosures Act 2000. This bill clarifies the definition of serious wrongdoing, enables people to report serious wrongdoing directly to an appropriate authority at any time, strengthens protections for disclosers, clarifies the internal procedure requirements for public sector organisations, and the potential forms of adverse conduct disclosers may face.

Protected Disclosures (Protection of Whistleblowers) Bill


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