Our site is currently being updated and pages are changing regularly. We thank you for your patience during this transition and hope that you find our new site easy to use.

Public Interest Disclosures

We are committed to ensuring we have the highest level of ethics in our organisation. Therefore, 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

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

Anybody can make a public interest disclosure to:

  • The Manager
    Governance and Ethics
    Human Resources
    Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
    GPO Box 46
    Brisbane, QLD 4001
    Ph: 07 3087 8543
    Email: ethics@daf.qld.gov.au
  • The Director-General
    Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
    GPO Box 46
    Brisbane, QLD 4001

Employees of the department can also make a public interest disclosure to:

  • their manager or supervisor.

Anybody can also make a disclosure to the following bodies, external to the department:

Further information