Public Interest Disclosure Public Interest Disclosure

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010 provides for protection of persons who inform a public sector entity in confidence about matters involving:
• a substantial and specific danger to the health or safety of a person with a disability; or
• the commission of an offence against a statutory provision mentioned in Schedule 2 of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010 (refer below), if the commission of the offence is or would be a substantial and specific danger to the environment; or
• a contravention of a condition imposed under a provision mentioned in Schedule 2 of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010 (refer below), if the contravention is or would be a substantial and specific danger to the environment; or
• the conduct of another person that could, if proved, be a reprisal (A reprisal is causing, or attempting or conspiring to cause, detriment to another person because, or in the belief that, anybody has made, or may make, a Public Interest Disclosure.)

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Schedule 2 of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act 2003
• section 24(1) (Unlawful harm to Aboriginal cultural heritage)
• section 25(1) (Prohibited excavation, relocation and taking away)
• section 26(1) (Unlawful possession of Aboriginal cultural heritage)

Environmental Protection Act 1994
• all provisions for which a contravention is an offence

Fisheries Act 1994
• section 89 (Noxious fisheries resources not to be possessed, released etc.)
• section 90 (Nonindigenous fisheries resources not to be possessed, released etc.)
• section 91 (Aquaculture fisheries resources not to be released)
• section 92 (Duty of person who takes or possesses noxious or nonindigenous fisheries resources)
• section 122 (Protection of fisheries resources in declared fish habitat area)
• section 123 (Protection of marine plants)

Forestry Act 1959
• section 53(1)(b) (Interference with forest products on Crown holdings and particular entitlements)
• section 54 (Interfering with forest products on Crown lands etc.)

Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2009
• all provisions for which a contravention is an offence

Land Act 1994
• section 404 (No trespassing)

Mineral Resources Act 1989
• section 194 (Conditions of mineral development licence)
• section 209 (Contravention by holder of mineral development licence)
• section 276 (General conditions of mining lease)
• section 308 (Contravention by holder of mining lease)

Nature Conservation Act 1992
• section 88 (Restrictions on taking protected animal and keeping or use of unlawfully taken protected animal)
• section 89(1) (Restriction on taking etc. particular protected plants)
• section 91 (Restriction on release etc. of international and prohibited wildlife)
• section 92 (Prohibition on breeding etc. hybrids of protected animals)
• section 93 (Aborigines' and Torres Strait Islanders' rights to take etc. protected wildlife)
• section 94 (Conservation officers prohibited in dealing with protected wildlife)
• section 97(2) (Restriction on taking etc. of native wildlife in areas of major interest and critical habitats)
• section 109 (Compliance with order)

Petroleum Act 1923
• all provisions for which a contravention is an offence

Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004
• all provisions for which a contravention is an offence

Queensland Heritage Act 1992
• section 104 (Offence to destroy protected area)
• section 155 (Contravention of stop order)
• section 169(2) (Restoration orders)

Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage Act 2003
• section 24(1) (Unlawful harm to Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage)
• section 25(1) (Prohibited excavation, relocation and taking away)
• section 26(1) (Unlawful possession of Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage)

Transport Operations (Marine Pollution) Act 1995
• all provisions for which a contravention is an offence

Water Act 2000
• section 272(4) (Immediate suspension of permit in exceptional circumstances)
• section 273(3) (Notice to owner of land to remove vegetation etc.)
• section 814 (Destroying vegetation, excavating or placing fill without permit)