Protected disclosures

The Auditor-General is an "appropriate authority" under the Protected Disclosures Act 2000.

This means that public sector employees who are concerned that there may be serious wrongdoing in their organisation are protected if they disclose information to us under the Act’s procedures. We deal with protected disclosures as part of our general inquiries work.

We will:

  • protect the identity of anyone who makes a protected disclosure to us; and
  • decide the best way to deal with the information provided to us.

There is more information about protected disclosures on the website of the Office of the Ombudsman.