What is a Whistleblower?
A whistleblower is a person who makes a disclosure about improper conduct by public officers and public bodies.
What is the Whistleblowers Protection Act?
The Whistleblowers Protection Act 2001 provides protection to whistleblowers and establishes a system for the matters disclosed to be investigated and rectifying action to be taken.
How does the Northern Grampians Shire Council treat Whistleblowers?
The Northern Grampians Shire Council does not tolerate improper conduct by its employees, officers or members, nor the taking of reprisals against those who come forward to disclose such conduct.
Employees and members of the public are encouraged to report known or suspected incidences of improper conduct or detrimental action.
The Northern Grampians Shire Council will take all reasonable steps to protect people who make disclosures from any detrimental action in reprisal for making the disclosure.
The Council will also afford natural justice to the person who is the subject of the disclosure.
Further advice can be obtained on a confidential basis from Council's Protection Disclosure Co-ordinator, Justine Linley, who can be contacted direct on (03) 5358 8711 or 0411 280 691.
Council's Whistleblowers Protection Policy details how Council facilitates the making of disclosures, investigates disclosed matters and protects persons from reprisals. To view Click Here >>>>