NT whistleblower provisions under review

The Northern Territory's Independent Commissioner Against Corruption is to conduct a review of the region's public sector whistleblower provisions amid concerns people are not reporting wrongdoing for fear of retaliation.

Commissioner Michael Riches says the review will allow him to better understand the approaches taken to managing whistleblower disclosures and the frameworks in place to reduce the risk of retaliation.

It will also allow him to hear the experiences of those who made reports.

Mr Riches said those who come forward with information about impropriety in public administration should be adequately protected.

"One of the main reasons people do not report wrongdoing is the fear of retaliation," he said in a statement on Thursday.

"Every public body has a responsibility to minimise the risk of retaliation against those who come forward and call out impropriety.

"As commissioner, I must issue and keep under review directions and guidelines relating to whistleblowing. The directions and guidelines issued by the former commissioner are now in need of review."

Mr Riches said anyone with relevant information was urged to come forward including those people who had made disclosures in the past.

Submissions must be made in writing and by email to whistleblower.project@icac.nt.gov.au and be received by the end of March.