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Public Interest Disclosures

Public interest disclosures

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2012 encourages and assists people to make disclosures of improper conduct by University employees, officers or members.

Federations University does not tolerate improper conduct or the taking of reprisals against those who come forward to disclose such conduct.

The University is committed to ensuring transparency and accountability in its administrative and management practices and supports the making of disclosures that reveal corrupt conduct, serious professional misconduct, conduct involving a substantial mismanagement of public resources, or conduct involving a substantial risk to public health and safety or the environment.

The University will take all reasonable steps to protect people who make such disclosures from any detrimental action in reprisal for making the disclosure. The University will also afford natural justice to the person who is the subject of the disclosure to the extent possible.

Reporting procedures

Disclosures of improper conduct or detrimental action by the University or any of its employees, officers or members, must be made be made to the Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC).

The University has a Public Interest Disclosure Procedure which outlines the process for the reporting of disclosures to IBAC.