Review of the Public Interest Disclosure Act

2023 review

On 23 November 2022, the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, the Honourable Shannon Fentiman announced the Queensland Government had begun its review of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010.

This review was recommended by Professor Peter Coaldrake AO in his report Let the sunshine in: Review of culture and accountability in the Queensland public sector.

The review is expected to be completed by 30 April 2023. Further information is available on the Department of Justice and Attorney-General website.

2017 review

The Review of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010: A review pursuant to s.62 of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010 was tabled by the Attorney-General in Parliament on 27 February 2017.

The review was conducted by the Queensland Ombudsman – the oversight agency of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010 (the PID Act). The Ombudsman made 40 recommendations aimed at addressing technical, operational and implementation issues of the PID Act. The review concluded that the PID Act is a key element of the public sector integrity framework in Queensland and that the objects of the PID Act remain relevant.


The Queensland Ombudsman reviewed the PID Act and released an issues paper (PDF 704KB) calling for written submissions in November 2015.

In total, 26 submissions were received. The Ombudsman decided not to publish three submissions. The remaining 23 submissions are published below. 

Submission Date received
Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland (PDF 376.9KB) 13 Jan 2016
Australian Medical Students Association (PDF 338.1KB) 15 Jan 2016
Central Queensland Hospital and Health Services (PDF 61.2KB) 13 Jan 2016
Peter N. Collins (PDF 80.2KB) 15 Jan 2016
Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service (PDF 689.6KB) 16 Jan 2016
Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services (PDF 122.8KB) 15 Jan 2016
Department of Education and Training (PDF 279KB) 18 Jan 2016
Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (PDF 196.6KB) 13 Jan 2016
Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning (PDF 1.1MB) 17 Dec 2016
Department of Justice and Attorney-General (PDF 86.2KB) 15 Jan 2016
Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing (PDF 2.2MB) 15 Jan 2016
Department of Natural Resources and Mines; Department of Energy and Water Supply (PDF 3.9MB) 29 Jan 2016
Department of State Development (PDF 874.6KB) 21 Dec 2016
Gold Coast City Council (PDF 2.4MB) 07 Jan 2016
Logan City Council (PDF 212.3KB) 14 Jan 2016
Office of the Health Ombudsman (PDF 3MB) 20 Jan 2016
Queensland Audit Office (PDF 1.7MB) 13 Jan 2016
Queensland Health (PDF 1.2MB) 15 Jan 2016
Queensland Police Service (PDF 410.6KB) 5 Jan 2016
Queensland Rail (PDF 140.3KB) 15 Jan 2016
Queensland University of Technology (PDF 2.3MB) 12 Jan 2016
University of Queensland (PDF 3.8MB) 09 Feb 2016
Whistleblowers Action Group Queensland (PDF 532KB) 9 Jan 2016
Not for publication 1 Jan 2016
Confidential 13 Jan 2016
Confidential 15 Jan 2016
Last updated: Wednesday, 22 February 2023 11:05:20 AM