Protected Disclosures (Protection of Whistleblowers) Bill

About this bill

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.

Current status

Royal Assent given 13 May 2022.
Enacted as the Protected Disclosures (Protection of Whistleblowers) Act 2022 (2022/20)

Member of Parliament responsible
Bill type

Government bill

All data
Bill type Government bill
Parliament 53
Ref 294-3
Introduced 24 June 2020
First reading 30 June 2020
Select Committee Education and Workforce Committee
Public submissions due 28 January 2021
Select Committee report back 29 March 2021
Second reading 9 November 2021
Committee of the whole House 8 March 2022
Third reading 10 May 2022
Royal Assent 13 May 2022
Enacted as Protected Disclosures (Protection of Whistleblowers) Act 2022 (2022/20)
Divided No

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