CERA is committed to the highest standards of conduct and ethical behaviour, research integrity and good corporate governance. We support whistleblowers to make reports of reportable conduct based on reasonable grounds involving CERA’s activities.
In accordance with legislative amendments made by the Australian government to protect certain protected disclosures made after 1 July 2018, CERA has implemented a Whistleblower Policy which aims to encourage the reporting of protected disclosures and support all whistleblowers to make reports of reportable conduct based on reasonable grounds involving CERA’s activities including but not limited to its scientific research.
CERA’s Whistleblower Policy sets out the procedures of how CERA receives, investigates and processes a protected disclosure as well as the protections available to a whistleblower.
Whistleblowers who make protected disclosures will be protected from any civil, criminal or administrative liability (including disciplinary action) which may otherwise arise in relation to the disclosure. Most importantly, Whistleblowers are protected from any forms of ‘victimising conduct’ as a result of making a disclosure. Anonymity of the whistleblower will also be ensured if they do not wish for their identity to be disclosed.
View CERA’s Whistleblower Policy
If you would like to report a protected disclosure, please contact the Whistleblower Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (03) 9929 8630.