The Borough of Queenscliffe Council is a public body subject to the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2012 (PID Act). The purpose of the Act is to encourage and facilitate the making of disclosures of improper conduct by public officers and public bodies, including the Borough of Queenscliffe, its officers, employees and Councillors.
Under the PID Act, the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) has a key role in receiving, assessing and investigating disclosures about improper conduct and detrimental action taken in reprisal for a disclosure by public bodies or public officers.
If you'd like to make a public interest disclosure, you must believe, on reasonable grounds, that the Councillor or Council employee has engaged in, or proposes to engage in, improper conduct. The conduct must be serious enough to constitute a criminal offence or reasonable grounds for dismissal. Disclosures can be made anonymously.