The new Whistleblower Procedure provides a way for anyone to report concerns they may have about illegal, unethical or improper conduct involving RMIT or its staff, Council members, students or researchers while providing protection to the person making the report.
It does not replace existing complaints, conduct or compliance policies but provides an additional avenue for matters to be raised in relation to specific types of conduct.
Some key points to be aware of as we introduce the procedure are:
- The Whistleblower Procedure has been developed to support the Anti-corruption and Fraud Prevention Policy. These two documents strengthen the University’s integrity framework and promote a culture consistent with our Code of Conduct and values.
- This procedure provides information on how to report illegal, unethical or improper conduct involving the RMIT, its staff, Council members, students or researchers whilst providing protection to the person making the report, including the ability to make an anonymous report, via an independent third party.
- Please familiarise yourself with the new procedure; anyone can be a whistleblower.
The procedure is effective 1 February 2020.