Public Interest Disclosures

In some circumstances, a complaint may be considered as a public interest disclosure (previously known as a protected disclosure or ‘whistleblower’ complaint).

The Public Interest Disclosures Act 2012 (the Act) enables anyone to make a disclosure about improper conduct within the public sector without fear of reprisal and aims to ensure openness and accountability by encouraging people to make disclosures and protecting them when they do. Council can receive disclosures from a staff member or a member of the community. Or disclosures can be made directly to the Independent broad-based anti-corruption commission (IBAC). If a disclosure is about a Councillor it must be made directly to IBAC.

For more information and guidance on Public Interest Disclosures refer to the links under 'related information' at the bottom of this page.

For further information or to make a disclosure, please contact:

Stopline - Frankston City Council’s hotline
An independent disclosure management service run by Stopline
Telephone: 1300 30 45 50 (in Australia)
Email: frankston@stopline.com.au
On-line: https://frankston.stoplinereport.com
Mail: Frankston City Council c/o Stopline, PO Box 403, Diamond Creek, VIC 3089APP: Smart phone APP (free download from the Apple iTunes store and Google Play)

Or

Public Interest Disclosure Coordinator
Brianna Alcock
Ph: 03 9784 1751
Email: brianna.alcock@frankston.vic.gov.au

Or

Deputy Public Interest Disclosure Coordinator
Louise Bugiera
Ph. 03 9784 1924
Email: louise.bugiera@frankston.vic.gov.au

Or

Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC)
Address: IBAC, GPO BOX 24234, Melbourne Victoria 3001
Internet: www.ibac.vic.gov.au
Phone: 1300 735 135