Reporting breaches of the Code

The University does not tolerate breaches of the Code of Ethical Conduct (the Code). It is the responsibility of all University officers, including employees, Council members, adjuncts and contractors, to report suspected breaches in accordance with the Internal reporting procedures below. Where certain threshold criteria are met, external reporting obligations may also exist. Refer to External reporting obligations below.

Internal reporting procedures

If you have a concern about a breach of the Code in the course of the University’s operations, report it to your relevant Director or Head of School, or if that is not appropriate, to a member of the Senior Management Group (SMG) or directly to the Director: Chancellery and Council Services. Directors, Heads of School or members of SMG who receive reports of suspected breaches must immediately advise the Director: Chancellery and Council Services. Do not attempt to investigate the matter yourself.

The University supports the provisions of the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993 in relation to internal reporting. Procedures will be put in place to guard against the unnecessary disclosure of your identity, and to guide the process of investigation and handling of any reported matters. More advice on whistleblowing can be provided by contacting the Senior Solicitor in the office of the Director: Chancellery and Council Services.

External reporting obligations - Independent Commissioner Against Corruption (ICAC)

The Independent Commissioner Against Corruption Act 2012 came into effect on 1 September 2013. This act makes it mandatory for University officers to report acts or behaviour that they reasonably suspect constitutes corruption or 'serious or systemic' misconduct or maladministration in relation to our operations to the Office of Public Integrity (OPI).

See the FAQ page on the ICAC website for further information. If you have any questions, please contact the Senior Solicitor in the office of the Director: Chancellery and Council Services. If you have already reported the matter internally as per the internal reporting procedures above, the office of the Director: Chancellery and Council Services will investigate and lodge a report with the OPI at the point at which a reasonable suspicion of relevant acts or behaviours arises. The Director: Chancellery and Council Services will advise you when this occurs.