Public Interest Disclosures
The Protected Disclosure Act 2012 was updated with changes that came into effect on 1 January 2020 and is now called the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2012 (the Act). 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 to the right 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)
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)
Public Interest Disclosure Coordinator
Ph: 03 9784 1751
Deputy Public Interest Disclosure Coordinator
Ph. 03 9784 1774
Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC)
Address: IBAC, GPO BOX 24234, Melbourne Victoria 3001
Phone: 1300 735 135