Protected Disclosure

Compliance with the Protected Disclosures Act 2012

The Protected Disclosure Act 2012 (PD Act) enables people to make a disclosure about corrupt or improper conduct by a public officer or a public body.

Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) is a public body for the purposes of the PD Act.

What is a protected disclosure?

A protected disclosure is a complaint of corrupt or improper conduct by a public officer or a public body.

‘Improper or corrupt conduct’ involves substantial mismanagement of public resources, risk to public health or safety or the environment, or corruption.

GMW does not tolerate improper conduct by employees, or the taking of reprisals against those who come forward to disclose such conduct. GMW:

  • Is committed to ensuring transparency and accountability in its administrative and management practices.
  • supports the making of disclosures that reveal corrupt conduct, conduct involving a substantial mismanagement of public resources, or conduct involving a substantial risk to public health and safety or the environment.
How do I make a protected disclosure?

You can make a protected disclosure about GMW or its board members, officers or employees by contacting IBAC (details below).

GMW is not able to receive protected disclosures.

GMW has established a procedure for the protection of persons from detrimental action in reprisal for making a protected disclosure about GMW, its board members, officers or employees. You can access GMW’s procedure below.

Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC) Victoria

Address: Level 1, North Tower, 459 Collins Street, Melbourne Victoria 3000.

Mail: IBAC, GPO Box 24234, Melbourne Victoria 3001

Internet: www.ibac.vic.gov.au

Phone: 1300 735 135

Email: See the website above for the secure email disclosure process, which also provides for anonymous disclosures.

Our Protected Disclosure Policy and Procedure

You can download a copy of our Protected Disclosure Board Policy and Procedure, which is to encourage and facilitate the making of protected disclosures.