To report corrupt or improper conduct
What can I report?
A Public Interest 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?
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
“Public Interest Disclosure”
Mr Simon Rennie - Public Interest Disclosure Coordinator
Moira Shire Council
Po Box 578
Cobram Vic 3643
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Independent Broad-Based Anti-Corruption Commission (IBAC)
GPO Box 24234
Melbourne Victoria 3001
Telephone: 1300 735 135
Public Interest Disclosure Policy - adopted 18 December 2019
Complaint Handling Policy
Councillor Code of Conduct(PDF, 2MB)
Protected Disclosure Act 2012
Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Act 2011
Procedures for disclosures under the Protected Disclosure Act 2012