The Public Interest Disclosures Act 2010 (the PID Act) replaced the Whistle Blowers Act 1994. The PID Act aims to ensure that government is open and accountable by providing protection for those who speak out about wrongdoing or in other words, make a public interest disclosure (PID). Making a public interest disclosure is sometimes referred to as ‘whistleblowing'.Reporting suspected wrongdoing is vital to the integrity of the Queensland public sector.
A Public Interest Disclosure (PID) is a report of suspected wrongdoing or danger. For an allegation, to be considered a PID and attract the protections under the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2010, it must be:Public interest information about substantial and specific wrongdoing or dangerAn appropriate disclosureMade to the proper authority.
Any person, including public sector officers, may disclose information about:A substantial and specific danger to the health or safety of a person with a disabilityA substantial and specific danger to the environment (as set out in the PID Act)Reprisal action following a PID.
Reprisal occurs if a person causes or attempts to cause detriment to you because they believe you:Have made, or intend to make a PID; orHave participated in, or intend to participate in procedures under the PID Act.
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Councillor Staff Interaction Policy
Drug and Alcohol Policy
Disciplinary Procedure Policy
Entertainment and Hospitality Policy
Internet, Mobile and Computer Policy
Leave Without Pay Policy
Mobile Phone Policy
Performance and Misconduct Policy
Time Sheet Policy
Vehicle Use Policy