Public Interest Disclosure
Flinders Council is committed to the aims and objectives of the Public Interest Disclosures Act 2002. As such, Council does not tolerate improper conduct from its employees, officers or members; or, improper action directed to those who come forward to disclose such conduct.
Council recognises the value of transparency and accountability in its administrative and management practices, and supports disclosing the types of misconduct outlined under the Public Interest Disclosures Act.
Council will take all reasonable steps to protect the welfare of people who make disclosures from any action in reprisal. It will also afford natural justice to all parties involved in the investigation of a disclosure. Council's Public Interest Disclosure Procedures (2021) establish a system for reporting disclosures of improper conduct or detrimental action by Flinders Council's officers or employees.
The Public Interest Disclosures Act 2002 can be obtained from the Ombudsman of Tasmania:
Public Interest Disclosures Regulations 2013 can be obtained at the Tasmanian Legislation website.