The Public Interest Disclosures Act 2002 (the Act) commenced operation on 1 January 2004. The main objective of the Act is to "encourage and facilitate the making of disclosures of improper conduct (or detrimental action) by public officers and public bodies. The Act provides protection to persons who make disclosures in accordance with the Act, from reprisals and establishes a system for the matters disclosed to be properly investigated and for rectifying action to be taken."
Anyone wishing to make a disclosure under the Act can contact the Vice-Chancellor or the University's Protected Disclosure Coordinator, Belinda Webster , General Counsel & Umiversity Secretary, on +61 3 6226 1852. Alternatively, a disclosure can be made directly to the Ombudsman's Office on 6233 6217 or toll free 1800 001 170.
For further information, please read the UTAS procedures and the Ombudsman's Guidelines. If you require clarification of any aspect of the Act, please telephone Belinda Webster on +61 3 6226 1852.
Authorised by the Chief Operating Officer
25 September, 2012