Public interest disclosures
1. The Public Interest Disclosures Act 2012 (Vic) (the Act) encourages and facilitates disclosures about improper conduct by public bodies or public sector employees and protects persons who make those disclosures.
2. Cenitex is committed to the aims and objectives of the Act:
- We do not tolerate improper conduct by our employees, officers or members, nor the taking of reprisals against those who come forward to disclose such conduct.
- We recognise the value of transparency and accountability in our administrative and management practices and support the making of disclosures that reveal corrupt conduct or any of the other forms of improper conduct identified by the Act.
- We will take all reasonable steps to protect people who make public interest disclosures from any detrimental action in reprisal for making the disclosure. We will also afford procedural fairness to persons who are the subject of a disclosure.
3. Under the Act, and IBAC’s Guidelines for Handling Public Interest Disclosures, Cenitex must have procedures to protect persons from detrimental action and ensure that these procedures are accessible by its employees and members of the general public. A link to the procedures is below.