About public interest disclosures
A public interest disclosure is a complaint of corrupt or improper behaviour by a public officer or body.
Protections include keeping the identity of the person reporting improper conduct confidential and protecting them from reprisals including:
- legal action.
Making a disclosure
Disclosures about Councillors should be made to the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC).
All other disclosures can be made to either:
- IBAC, or
- direct to Council.
Disclosures to IBAC
For further information and guidance on making or handling a protected disclosure, see the IBAC website or call 1300 735 135 (10am to 4pm Monday-Friday).
Disclosures to Council
Disclosures should be made confidentially to a Protected Disclosures Officer or the Protected Disclosure Coordinator.
Public Interest Coordinator:
Mr Phil McQue – Manager Governance
Direct phone: 9298 8204
Public Interest Officers:
Mr Andrew Dowling – Coordinator Governance
Direct phone: 9298 8111
All written correspondence, other than email, should be marked confidential, for the attention of the Public Interest Disclosure Coordinator and posted to Knox City Council, 511 Burwood Highway, Wantirna South 3152.
Council has detailed procedures to support the reporting of disclosures of improper conduct by Council or our:
Level 1, North Tower 459 Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000.
Phone Toll free: 1800 806 314 or 9613 6222
Contact us and we will come back to you.
Or call our Governance team on 9298 8000.