Model public interest disclosure procedure
The Office of the Queensland Ombudsman, as the oversight agency under the PID Act, has developed the following Model Public Interest Disclosure Procedure (PDF 94.7KB) to assist agencies fulfil their legislative obligations.
A procedure should be developed in accordance with principles set out in your agency’s Public Interest Disclosure Policy. Your agency’s policy and procedure can be combined in a single document. The Model Public Interest Disclosure Procedure identifies some policy principles which agencies may wish to adopt or adapt.
The Public Interest Disclosure Team at the Office of the Queensland Ombudsman provides advice and assistance to agencies in the development of procedures, including reviewing and providing written feedback on draft procedures. You are welcome to contact the PID Team by email at PIDAdmin@ombudsman.qld.gov.au