7. Public Interest Disclosure

The Queensland Ombudsman administers the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010 (PID Act). The PID Act provides unique protections from reprisal for public officers disclosing information in the public interest to an appropriate entity about:

  • Suspected corrupt conduct
  • maladministration
  • substantial misuse of public resources
  • a substantial and specific danger to the health or safety of a person with a disability
  • a substantial and specific danger to the public health or safety, or the environment
  • a reprisal.

PIDs are managed centrally and when a PID is raised the service centres and regions need to provide this information to the CU for entry into RESOLVE.