Serious Wrongdoing Definition – Protected Disclosures Act 2000

The Act

By way of Interpretation – in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:

Serious wrongdoing includes any serious wrongdoing of any of the following types:
(a) an unlawful, corrupt, or irregular use of funds or resources of a public sector organisation; or
(b) an act, omission, or course of conduct that constitutes a serious risk to public health or public safety or the environment; or
(c) an act, omission, or course of conduct that constitutes a serious risk to the maintenance of law, including the prevention, investigation, and detection of offences and the right to a fair trial; or
(d) an act, omission, or course of conduct that constitutes an offence; or
(e) an act, omission, or course of conduct by a public official that is oppressive, improperly discriminatory, or grossly negligent, or that constitutes gross mismanagement.