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Public interest disclosures

The department is committed to ensuring we have the highest level of ethics in our organisation.  As such, we support public interest disclosures.

Public interest disclosure (PID) means the provision of information specified in sections 12 and 13 of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010 (PID Act) and made to an appropriate public sector entity that has the responsibility or power to take appropriate action about the information disclosed or to provide an appropriate remedy.

Policy and Procedure

Following machinery of government changes in November 2020, the department’s Public Interest Disclosure Policy and Procedure is currently under review and will be made available as soon as possible. In the interim, queries about these documents can be directed to

The Queensland Ombudsman website can also provide general information regarding complaints handling within Queensland Government agencies.

Example of PIDs

Any person including members of the public can make a disclosure about:

  • a substantial and specific danger to the health or safety of a person with a disability
  • a substantial and specific danger to the environment
  • the commission of an environmental offence (Schedule 2 of the PID Act)
  • the conduct of another person that could, if proven, be a reprisal.

Employees of the department and other public sector agencies can make a disclosure about:

  • suspected corrupt conduct, as defined in the Crime and Corruption Act 2001
  • maladministration that adversely affects a person's interests in a substantial and specific way
  • a substantial misuse of public resources
  • a substantial and specific danger to public health or safety.

How to make a disclosure

Public interest

Manager, Integrity Services, DTIS


Mail: PO Box 15168  
City East, Brisbane 4002

The Director-General, DTIS

Mail: PO Box 15168 
City East, Brisbane 4002


Employees of the department can also make a public interest disclosure to their manager or supervisor.

External to the department

Last updated: 18 Jul 2022