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Protected Disclosures

The Protected Disclosures Act 2012 provides the way for people to make a disclosure of improper conduct and detrimental action by Councillors and Council staff.

The Protected Disclosure Act 2012, which commenced operation on 10 February 2013, replaced the Whistleblowers Protection Act 2001 and amended the Ombudsman Act 1973.

Any person making a disclosure is protected from detrimental action in reprisal for making a disclosure.

Council has in place Guidelines For Making And Handling Protected Disclosures And Protected Disclosures Welfare Management Policy

Council’s Protected Disclosure Coordinators are:

  • Mr Tim Tamlin Chief Executive Officer
  • Mr Phil Dwyer Manager People and Culture

Further information and guidance may be sought from IBAC (Independent Broad-based Anti-Corruption Commission) via telephone 1300 735 135 or online at