Chapter 527 of the Laws of Malta – Protection of the Whistleblower Act
The Whistleblower Act came into force on Monday, 16th September 2013.
Government is committed to strengthen the fight towards good governance, and the Whistleblower Act is an important pillar for a better and fairer society.
A Government official has been appointed from the level of Assistant Director or above within every Government Ministry to serve as a Whistleblowing Officer detailed to receive reports. Furthermore, another high ranking Civil Servant from within the Cabinet Office at the Auberge de Castille has been entrusted with the responsibility of serving as External Whistleblowing Officer who will receive all the reports according to the law.
A Whistleblower should file a report made in good faith, and he/she would be protected from any disciplinary actions against him/her. The Whistleblowing can be exercised on facts which happened both before and after the law entered into force. This legislation will give full protection to all those who are honest, and guarantees safety and reassurance against any retribution. At the same time it also serves as an incentive to all those who did any wrongdoing to reveal their actions.
Whistleblower Contact Information:
Office of the Permanent Secretary
Ministry for Social Policy and Children’s Rights
310, Republic Street
Valletta VLT 1110
Contact Number: +356 2590 3218
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org