Whistleblowers Protection Act 2001
The purpose of this State Government Act is to encourage and facilitate the making of disclosures of improper conduct by public officers and public bodies including Councillors and Council Officers.
It has also been designed to ensure that public organisations such as councils are responsible, accountable and protect the public by exposing serious public sector unlawful activity.
The Act provides protection to whistleblowers who make disclosures in accordance with the Act and establishes a system for the matters disclosed to be investigated and remedial action to be taken.
We will not tolerate improper conduct by our employees, officers or Councillors, nor the taking of reprisals against those who come forward to disclose such conduct.
We support the making of disclosures that reveal:
Guidelines have been developed and procedures adopted to manage compliance with the Act.
- Corrupt conduct.
- Conduct involving a substantial mismanagement of public resources.
- Conduct involving a substantial risk to public health and safety or the environment.
For further information or to make a disclosure please contact the Manager Risk Assessment and Audit on 03 5272 5272.