To report corrupt or improper conduct

What can I report?

A Protected Disclosure (previously known as 'whistleblower) is a complaint of corrupt or improper conduct by a public officer or body.

A councillor or council officer allegedly taking or offering bribes, dishonestly using their influence, committing fraud, theft or embezzlements, misusing information or material acquired at work, conspiring or attempting to engage in the above corrupt activity.

Can I remain anonymous?

Yes.

Moira Shire Council will take all reasonable steps to protect people who make disclosures without the fear of reprisal and will also afford natural justice to the person who is the subject of the disclosure.

How do I make a report?

Reports can be made to council or directly to IBAC

In writing:
“Protected Disclosure”
Ms Linda Nieuwenhuizen - Protected Disclosure Coordinator
Moira Shire Council
Po Box 578
Cobram Vic 3643

By email: lnieuwenhuizen@moira.vic.gov.au

In person: 44 Station Street, Cobram

By telephone: (03) 5871 9222

Alternatively, disclosures may be made directly to IBAC:

Disclosures relating to Councillors should be directed to IBAC

In writing: 
Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC)
GPO Box 24234
Melbourne Victoria 3001

Telephone: 1300 735 135

Website: IBAC

Related documents:
Procedures for disclosures under the Protected Disclosure Act 2012
Protected Disclosure Act 2012
Complaint Handling Policy(PDF, 189KB)
Complaint Handling Procedure(PDF, 433KB)
Councillor Code of Conduct(PDF, 2MB)