Review of the Public Interest Disclosure Act
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 was completed by the Honourable Mr Alan Wilson (KC) and delivered to the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, the Honourable Yvette D’Ath MP on 19 June 2023.
On 8 August 2023 the Final report was released. Read the Attorney-General's media statement.
Further information is available on the Department of Justice and Attorney-General website.
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.