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Protected Disclosure Procedures

Reporting improper conduct

The Protected Disclosure Act 2012 encourages and assists people in making disclosures of improper conduct by public officers and public bodies, as well as any person who adversely affects the honest performance of a public officer or public body of their official functions.

The Act provides protection to people who make disclosures about improper conduct in the public sector without fear of reprisal. These disclosures are called 'protected disclosures'. Anyone can make a protected disclosure against the Commission. This includes employees and members of the public.

The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) has responsibility for receiving and investigating disclosures. These procedures explain how to make a protected disclosure about the Commission to IBAC and how the Commission protects people who make protected disclosures.

The Commission does not tolerate improper conduct by employees, nor the taking of reprisals against those who come forward to disclose such conduct. It is committed to ensuring transparency and accountability in its administrative and management practices and 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.

The Commission does not tolerate detrimental action against those who make, or co-operate with, protected disclosures about the Commission. The Commission will take all reasonable steps to protect people who make such disclosures from any detrimental action in reprisal for making the disclosure.

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