The purpose of this Policy is to encourage disclosures of wrongdoing and to ensure that individuals who disclose wrongdoing can do so safely, securely and with confidence that they will be protected and supported according to this Policy.
This Policy sets out information about:
the disclosures that qualify for protection under the Whistleblower Protection Scheme
the protections available to whistleblowers, including protections under the Whistleblower Protection Scheme
the persons to whom disclosures under the Whistleblower Protection Scheme may be made, and how
how DOSCEL will support whistleblowers and protect them from detriment
how DOSCEL will investigate disclosures that qualify for protection
how DOSCEL will ensure fair treatment of DOSCEL employees who are mentioned in disclosures that qualify for protection, or to whom such disclosures relate
how this Policy is to be made available to officers and employees of DOSCEL.
Whisleblower Protection Officers
If you wish to make a disclosure under the Whistleblower Protection Scheme, you can contact any of the 'eligible recipients' listed in the Whistleblower Policy. You are encouraged to initially contact the Whistleblower Protection Officers. Their names and contact details are as follows:
Whistleblower Protection Officers
Shard Goodwin 03 5614 5104
Briony Schembri 03 5614 5118
The Whistleblower Protection Officers can also receive disclosures outside of business hours via email.
Whistleblower Disclosure Acknowledgment
To ensure the identity of an eligible whistleblower remains protected when a disclosure is made to an eligible recipient, a Whistleblower Disclosure Acknowledgment form has been developed. Eligible recipients are required to request that an eligible whistleblower sign this document at the time a disclosure is made
Whistleblower Protection Scheme FAQ's
To assist with further understanding the Whistleblower Protection Scheme, DOSCEL has developed Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).