Review of the Public Interest Disclosure Act
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.