Staff who know of or suspect unlawful, negligent or improper conduct, and staff or other persons who know of conduct that may present a substantial and specific danger to the health or safety of a person with a disability or the environment; or may be regarded as an act of reprisal taken against anybody as a result of a public interest disclosure, are encouraged to report their concerns.
The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010 (Qld) provides for the protection of staff of the University and, where applicable, other people making public interest disclosures (PIDs). As a public sector entity established by an Act of the Queensland Parliament, Griffith University is covered by the Public Interest Disclosure Act and all University staff are public officers for the purposes of the legislation.
The University is committed to ensuring that all public interest disclosures are properly managed and that those who report wrongdoing in the workplace, or are the subject of such disclosures, are protected from reprisals.
The University will, to the greatest extent possible, keep the disclosure and the identity of the discloser confidential. Disclosures may be made anonymously.
The Vice President (Corporate Services) has been appointed the responsible officer for receiving disclosures and acting on them. [The Vice Chancellor is the responsible officer if the disclosure is about the Vice President (Corporate Services)].
Further information is detailed in the Public Interest Disclosure policy (PDF 126k).
To ensure that public interest disclosures are recognised as such and appropriately investigated, it is preferable that the disclosure be made in writing via the secure web-based Disclosure form.
Alternatively, submit the completed Whistleblower Disclosure form (PDF 180k) to:
Vice President (Corporate Services)
Nathan Qld 4111
Facsimile: +61 07 3737 7507
Initial telephone enquiries may be directed to the Head, Corporate Governance on (07) 373 57190.