An effective system for dealing with public interest disclosures helps to safeguard the integrity of Queensland’s public sector.
Our public interest disclosure procedure (PDF, 184KB) explains what constitutes a public interest disclosure and how to lodge a public interest disclosure.
A public interest disclosure is when someone reports potential wrongdoing in the public sector in order to protect the public interest. Public interest disclosures shine a light on suspected wrongdoings in the public sector so that:
- public sector organisations can better identify wrongdoing
- suspected wrongdoing can be properly evaluated and investigated
- action can be taken to fix problems
- systems can be implemented to reduce the risk of wrongdoing.
Any person, including a public sector officer, can make a public interest disclosure.