Public interest disclosures
We don't tolerate corrupt or improper conduct by employees, officers or members, or reprisals against those who come forward to disclose such conduct.
What is a public interest disclosure?
A public interest disclosure is a complaint about serious corrupt or improper conduct by a public officer or body.
Our Public Interest Disclosures Policy governs disclosures made in relation to Towong Shire Council or its employees under the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2012 (previously the Protected Disclosures Act 2012, which in turn replaced the Whistleblowers Protection Act 2001).
Visit the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) website for more information regarding public interest disclosures.
Who can make a disclosure?
Anyone who has reasonable grounds to believe that Towong Shire Council, a councillor or a council employee has engaged in, is engaging in or is planning to engage in corrupt or improper conduct or detrimental action can make a disclosure.
How do I make a disclosure?
An individual or group of individuals can make a disclosure to the our Public Interest Disclosure Coordinator verbally, by post, by hand delivery or electronically. You can also make a disclosure anonymously if you wish.
Alternatively, you may make a disclosure to IBAC, the Victorian Ombudsman, or the Victorian Inspectorate.
For more information, including contact details, please refer to our Public Interest Disclosures Policy.
If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact our Public Interest Disclosures Coordinator directly. Please refer to the Policy for their contact details.