New Zealand Parliament Pāremata Aotearoa

Protected Disclosures (Protection of Whistleblowers) Bill

Published date: 2 Jul 2020

Public submissions are now being called for Protected Disclosures (Protection of Whistleblowers) Bill

The closing date for submissions will be determined by a later date

This bill proposes to replace 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.

This bill is available online from the ‘Related links’ panel.

What do you need to know?

  • Submissions are publicly released and published to the Parliament website. Only your name or organisation’s name is required on a submission. Please keep your contact details separate, as if they are included on the submission they will become publicly available when the submission is released.
  • If you wish to include information of a private or personal nature in your submission you should discuss this with the clerk of the committee before submitting.
  • If you wish to speak to your submission, please state this clearly.

Further guidance on making a submission can be found from the ‘How to make a submission’ link in the ‘Related documents’ panel.

If you have any questions about your submission or the submission process please contact the Committee Staff through the contact details provided on this page.

Submissions are now being accepted