Public interest disclosures are reports about wrongdoing in the public sector. They can be made by employees and members of the public, and help to uncover corruption and other misuses of public resources.
The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010 (PDF, 590MB) encourages the disclosure of information about suspected wrongdoing in the public sector so that it can be properly evaluated and appropriately investigated. It sets out requirements for public sector entities to effectively manage PIDs and provide support and protections for people who make disclosures.
The Queensland Ombudsman is the oversight agency for public interest disclosures.