Any person may make a disclosure about improper conduct by public bodies and public officers.
A disclosure may be made orally, in writing, electronically or anonymously.
Protected Disclosures may relate to corrupt or improper conduct by the organisation, employees or Councillors.
Council can only address disclosures that relate to the council or its staff. Disclosures regarding Councillors must be made directly to IBAC.
Who do I contact?
Disclosures should be made to:
Protected Disclosure Coordinator
PO Box 85, Castlemaine 3450
Direct phone: 03 5471 1706
Mobile : 0429 110 497
Disclosures may also be made directly to IBAC:
Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC)
GP Box 24234, Melbourne Victoria 3000
Telephone: 1300 735 135
What happens next?
Once it is determined that the complaint is a protected disclosure, Council will investigate the matter. The person making the complaint will be kept informed of action taken in relation to the disclosure and timeframes that apply.
Alternatives to making a Protected Disclosure?
These procedures are designed to complement normal methods of submitting complaints to Council and existing communication channels between supervisors and employees. Members of the public are encouraged to contact Council with any complaints or concerns about Council or Council employees.
Council is legislatively required to establish written Protect Disclosure Proceduresto facilitate the making, handling and notification of protected disclosures that relate to itself and its employees and officers.