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The Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation is committed to the aims and objectives of the Protected Disclosures Act 2012 (the Act). It does not tolerate improper conduct by its staff, including corrupt conduct, or the taking of reprisals against those who come forward to disclose such conduct.
The Act is designed to protect people (also known as disclosers) who disclose information about improper conduct within the Victorian public sector. The Act provides a framework for the investigation of these matters.
Under the Act, disclosers can make a protected disclosure about improper conduct without fear of reprisal. The Act provides certain legal protections that prevent their identity being revealed as well as any disclosure of content, unless the disclosure is done under certain specified circumstances.
Improper conduct is defined in the Act to mean corrupt conduct or specified conduct that is outside 'corrupt conduct’, which includes:
The conduct must be serious enough that if proven would constitute a criminal offence or reasonable grounds for dismissal.
The Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Act 2011 sets out corrupt conduct as conduct of any:
The conduct must, if the facts were found proved beyond reasonable doubt at a trial, constitute an indictable offence.
Victorian public sector bodies include government departments and statutory authorities, Victoria Police, local councils, schools and universities, public hospitals, Members of Parliament, judges and magistrates.
If you wish to disclose that the foundation (or its staff including Board members, employees and contractors) has engaged in corrupt conduct, please make the disclosure to the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) directly.
Where IBAC notifies the foundation (usually the chief executive officer or the legal counsel) about a protected disclosure investigation, the foundation will take all reasonable steps to protect the discloser from reprisal and provide welfare management. For more information, download the Department of Justice and Regulation’s guide Making and handling protected disclosures
For further information about protected disclosures, please contact the foundation’s General Counsel by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on (03) 9452 2612