Public interest disclosures (whistleblowing)
Providing information about wrongdoing in the public sector is commonly known as “whistleblowing”. The legal term for it is “making a public interest disclosure” (PID).
Public interest disclosures about corruption can be made to the CCC.
In Queensland, public sector employees who disclose information as a result of genuine concern about possible corruption in the public sector are protected by law (the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010) from reprisals.
Whistleblowing and the media
If a public sector employee informs a journalist of suspected corruption without reporting it to a proper authority, they are not covered by legal protection (that is, under the PID Act) from reprisal.