Privacy

Any personal information you consent to give us when you complete our complaint forms (online or paper) is used only for a clear and lawful purpose, as explained on the form.

Any correspondence you send us will be kept as a public record and stored according to our legislated obligations.

Making anonymous complaints

If you wish to make a complaint to the CCC, you can do so anonymously. You do not have to give your name, contact details or any other details that will identify who you are or where you work.

However, you should be aware that if the CCC cannot contact you (if, for example, we needed further information), we may be unable to investigate your complaint fully or to let you know what happened to your complaint.

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)".

You can make a PID about corruption 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.

If you believe that you are making a disclosure under the PID Act, the CCC is legally obliged to seek your consent if it decides to refer your matter to an agency for investigation.

Whistleblowing and the media

If you are a public sector employee and you inform a journalist of suspected corruption without reporting it to a proper authority, you are not covered by legal protection (that is, under the PID Act) from reprisal.

Last updated: 23 September 2019
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