Burketown, QLD

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Burketown Queensland
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Burketown, QLD

Burketown
31°C

PUBLIC INTEREST DISCLOSURE

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010 (the PID Act) replaced the Whistle Blowers Protection Act 1994. The PID Act aims to ensure that government is open and accountable by providing protection for those who speak out about wrongdoing by making a public interest disclosure (PID).

Reporting suspected wrongdoing is vital to the integrity of the Queensland public sector.

WHAT IS A PUBLIC INTEREST DISCLOSURE?

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:

WHAT CAN A PID BE ABOUT?

Any person, including public sector officers, may disclose information about:

A public sector officer may also disclose information about:

WHAT IS A REPRISAL?

Reprisal occurs if a person causes or attempts to cause detriment to you, because they believe you:

IS BURKE SHIRE COUNCIL THE PROPER AUTHORITY FOR MY PID?

Burke Shire Council would be authorised to receive a PID where:

DOES BURKE SHIRE COUNCIL HAVE A POLICY REGARDING PIDS?

Burke Shire Council has adopted a Policy and Procedure to ensure the appropriate handling of PIDs.

HOW DO I MAKE A PID?

Burke Shire Council has adopted a Policy and Procedure to ensure the appropriate handling of PIDs.

WHAT IF I WANT TO MAKE AN ANONYMOUS PID?

You can make an anonymous PID. Remaining anonymous means you do not identify yourself as the discloser at any stage to anyone. However, anonymous PIDs are often more difficult to investigate. Council strongly encourages disclosers to identify themselves if possible.

If you do identify yourself to the person who receives your PID, Council shall make every effort to keep your identity confidential. Remember that Council will not be able to inform you of any action it takes if you remain anonymous.

DISCLOSURES TO OTHER AGENCIES

Alternatively, you can make your disclosure to the Queensland Ombudsman, if it concerns maladministration or a waste of public funds or a Member of Parliament.

QUEENSLAND OMBUDSMAN

Queensland Ombudsman

Level 18, 53 Albert Street, Brisbane

GPO Box 3314, Brisbane QLD 4001

Telephone:

07 3005 7000

Freecall:

1800 068 908 (toll-free outside Brisbane)

CRIME AND CORRUPTION COMMISSION

General Enquiries:

By mail:

GPO Box 3123, Brisbane QLD 4001

In person:

Level 2, North Tower Green Square, 515 St Pauls Terrace, Fortitude Valley

By phone:

07 3360 6060

Toll Free:

1800 061 611 (in Queensland, outside Brisbane)

CONFIDENTIALITY

Strict confidentiality requirements apply to PIDs. Confidential PID information can be recorded or disclosed:

WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES AS A DISCLOSER?

When making a PID, you have a responsibility to:

PROTECTION

Those who make a PID will be afforded reasonable protection from reprisals. 

WHERE DO I GET MORE INFORMATION?