Whistleblowers

 

The Corporations Act 2001 offers protection to eligible whistleblowers making a protected disclosure. 

The College encourages those who are aware of wrongdoing to speak up.  However, there are specific requirements that must be fulfilled for a report or complaint to be a protected disclosure and for an eligible whistleblower to receive the legal protections of making a protected disclosure.

It is important that anyone who thinks they may be an eligible whistleblower or anyone wanting to make a protected disclosure carefully read the College’s Whistleblower Policy.

Disclosures that relate solely to personal work-related grievances, and that do not relate to detriment or threat of detriment to the person making the disclosure, do not qualify for protection under the Corporations Act. Concerns and complaints that do not meet the criteria for protection under the Corporations Act must be managed with reference to the following policies:

·        PLC Complaints & Grievances Policy (Students, Parents, Community)

·        PLC General Staff Agreement 2019 – 2022 (available on Wyse)

·        PLC Teachers Agreement 2019 – 2022 (available on Wyse)

·        Staff Complaints and Grievances Policy (available on Wyse)

·        Mandatory Reporting and Reportable Conduct (available within the College’s Child Protection Program on Wyse).