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Public Interest Disclosures (Whistleblower) Policy

Tasracing recognises the value of transparency and accountability and supports disclosures that reveal improper or corrupt conduct or detrimental actions.

The Public Interest Disclosure Act 2002 (Tas) provides protection to a person who makes disclosures in accordance with that Act.  The Act aims to:

  • encourage and facilitate disclosures of improper conduct;
  • protect persons making those disclosures, and others, from reprisals or discrimination;
  • provide for the matters disclosed to be properly investigated and dealt with; and
  • provide all parties involved in the disclosures with natural justice.

We will provide a safe and confidential environment to all persons who make protected disclosures of improper conduct or detrimental action by Tasracing employees, officers or members.  We will also ensure all disclosures are investigated in a fair, thorough and timely manner.

Tasracing has adopted the Ombudsman’s recommended Model Public Interest Disclosure procedures, which was approved by the Ombudsman on 7 August 2017. This is consistent with Tasracing’s culture of encouraging ethical and honest behaviour.  A copy of this is document is available here.

If you require any further information regarding how disclosures can be made to Tasracing or how Tasracing safeguards the welfare of the discloser, please contact our General Counsel.

Contractors cannot make a protected disclosure to Tasracing and should refer the disclosure directly to the Ombudsman or Integrity Commission.